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Strike Force Trevalsa was formed in January 2018 by Richmond Police District Drug Unit, to investigate ongoing supply of large commercial quantities of illicit drugs on the north coast of New South Wales.

Police today, (Wednesday, 30 May), arrested a 26-year-old man at Raymond Terrace. He was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with recklessly deal with the proceeds of crime and participate in a criminal group.

He was granted conditional bail to appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on 18 June 2018.

A 29-year-old man was also arrested at Lismore and taken to Lismore Police Station. He was charged with six counts of supply small quantity of prohibited drug and participate in a criminal group.

He also received conditional bail and is due to appear in Ballina Local Court on 26 June 2018.

Richmond Police District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay said that police will continue to make arrests and put people before court.

‘Our priority is to protect the community and remove these deadly drugs from our streets.

‘We encourage the community to report anything suspicious to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,’ said Det Insp Lindsay.

Investigations are continuing and further charges are expected, police say.

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