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Police cracking down on the drug ‘ice’ (methamphetamine) raided three properties in and around Casino yesterday, making one arrest.

The raids began at a house in Hare Street, Casino, about 12pm, during which a 40-year-old man was charged with  having stolen property, along with supplying and possessing a prohibited drug believed to be ice.

A 46-year-old woman at the same property was also arrested but was later released pending further investigation.

The Richmond Local Area Command Drug Unit and Target Action Group also raided a house in Gitana Street, Casino, about 12.40pm.

During the search police seized a home-made .22 single-shot handgun and methylamphetamine (ice).

The gun and drugs have been seized as exhibits and forensic testing will be conducted on both items.

No arrests have been made and further investigation is being undertaken.

A third search warrant was executed on a property in Perkins Bridge Road, Tatham, about 6.15pm yesterday.

Detectives will allege two full boxes of shotgun ammunition and a firearm barrel were found on the property.

These were seized for further examination.

All warrants are part of an ongoing operation investigating the supply of illicit drugs and the manufacture of guns in the Richmond Local Area Command.


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