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Cash seized during one of the drug raids on the north coast today  (Thursday August 20). Photo NSW Police
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Police have charged four men with drug and firearm offences after raids across the north coast on Thursday.

And in a separate incident, a Goonellabah woman was charged in a separate raid on Friday.

Officers raided four homes and two  storage facilities and will allege that they located more than $200,000 in cash, four firearms including one semi-automatic, ammunition a quantity of drugs believed to be methamphetamine (ice), cocaine and steroids, three vehicles believed to be proceeds of crime, and other items.

Officer returned to a storage facility in Alstonville on Friday (August 21), where they allegedly seized more drugs and other items, which will undergo forensic examination.

One of the guns seized during one of the drug raids on the north coast today (Thursday August 20). Photo NSW Police
One of the guns seized during one of the drug raids on the north coast today (Thursday August 20). Photo NSW Police

Police estimate the total amount of ice seized during the operation exceeded $150,000 in potential street value.

The men and woman were taken to Lismore Police Station where four men were charged and a man and a woman were released pending further investigation.

A 30-year-old Lismore man was charged with aggravated possession of firearms, possess unregistered pistol (x3), possess unregistered firearm, not ensure safe keeping, possess ammunition, supply indictable quantity of prohibited drug, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime (x3). He was refused bail and is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on 22 September 2015.

A 41-year-old Tuckombil man was charged with knowingly deal in proceeds of crime, possess prohibited drug (x4), and supply indictable quantity of prohibited drug. He was refused bail and is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on 22 September 2015.

A 32-year-old Tweed Heads West man was charged with possession of ammunition and possession of drugs. He was granted bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 14 September 2015.

A 28-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman were released pending further inquiries.

A 31-year-old man, who was not arrested yesterday, was charged with ongoing drug supply, supply indictable quantity of drugs (x3), supply prohibited drug (x4), and deal with proceeds of crime. He was refused bail and is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on 22 September 2015.

In a separate incident, at about 7am Friday (August 21), officers raided a home on Shearman Drive, Goonellabah, and arrested a 30-year-old woman at the property.

During the search officers seized cannabis, methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The woman was charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug x3 and owner/occupier knowingly allow use as drug premises.

She was given strict conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday October 12.

 


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