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January 23, 2022

Major drug bust at Ballina Airport

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Police say they seized more than quarter of a kilogram of ice from two passengers attempting to depart on a flight from Ballina Airport yesterday.

They say that officers spoke to a 38-year-old Larnook man and a 40-year-old Larnook woman at the airport whom they then ‘had cause to search’

The woman was allegedly found to have a capped syringe inside her purse.

A further search allegedly located three bags containing a total of 317.5 grams of the drug ‘ice’ (methamphetamine).

After further investigations, officers executed a search warrant at a home in Martins Road, Larnook.

At the home officers located, and seized a stolen Holden Commodore Utility, three unregistered firearms, ammunition, substances believed to be drugs and cash.

The pair has been charged with supplying a prohibited drug – greater than commercial quantity and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.

Both were refused bail and will face Lismore Local Court today.

This offence carries a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment.

Multiple drug, weapons charges: Goonellabah

In an unrelated incident police from the Richmond Target Action Group smelt cannabis coming from a parked car.

The person in the passengers seat, a 23-year-old Lismore woman, was allegedly seen to be in possession of a large knife and cannabis.

The owner of the car, a 43-year-old Lismore man was also spoken to.

Police located numerous bags on the man that allegedly contained ‘ice’ and $440.00 cash. Inside the car police located more ‘ice’ 14 bags containing LSD, nine rounds of .223 ammunition, knives, slingshots, drug paraphernalia and six mobile phones.

The pair received drug possession, supply and weapons charges.

The man has been given bail until next month; the woman was refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

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