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Two men have been charged with large commercial drug supply following an investigation in the state’s far north.

Strike Force Cohalan was established earlier this year by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug Squad and Tweed/Byron Local Area Command to investigate large-scale cocaine supply in Byron Bay.

In late July, strike force detectives conducted a controlled operation, where they seized 1kg of cocaine.

Following extensive investigations, strike force officers arrested a 36-year-old man at Cudgen Headland, Kingscliff, about 9.30am on Tuesday (8 August 2017).

Police seized a 1kg block of cocaine at the scene and a further 70g, which was located during a search of the man.

Shortly after the arrest, three search warrants were executed at a rural property at Cedar Creek, a home unit at Byron Bay, and a home at Possum Creek.

Strike force officers seized more than $62,000 cash, cocaine, steroids, an air rifle, an electronic control device, and drug paraphernalia.

The 36-year-old Byron Bay man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station charged with three counts of drug supply and deal with proceeds of crime.

About 10.45am yesterday (Wednesday 9 August 2017), strike force officers arrested a 49-year-old man at Grafton Police Station.

The 49-year-old Possum Creek man was charged with three counts of drug supply and possess prohibited drug.

Both men have been remanded in custody and are next due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday 20 September 2017.


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