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Two men have been charged after police discovered drugs and stolen property during a raid south of Tweed Heads on Friday.

The men, aged 31 and 38, were arrested and taken to Tweed Heads police station.

The 38-year-old was charged with 17 offences including goods in custody, possess prohibited drugs, supply prohibited drug, and other drug related offences.

He was given conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday, 8 December.

The 31-year-old was charged with eight offences including; possess prohibited drug, deal with property suspected proceeds of crime, supply prohibited drug and goods in custody.

He was refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court, where he was again refused to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court this morning (Monday, 30 November).

Tweed/Byron detectives executed the two search warrants at homes on Cabana Court, Banora Point, and Lagoon Road, Fingal Head about 10.10am on Friday.

At the Cabana Court location, police seized an amount of methyl-amphetamine, cannabis, stolen property/vehicles and cash.

At the premises on Lagoon Road, Fingal Head, officers seized stolen property and vehicles, and prohibited drugs.

Investigators will allege that they seized a Bostitch nail gun, multiple Samsung tablets and mobile phones, multiple iPad Mini’s, iphones, car and box trailers, and a Toro lawn mower on a trailer.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who has had property stolen that have not yet reported it to the police to contact Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers.

 

 


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