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Four charged after weapons located in stolen vehicle – Kingscliff 

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Just before 5pm (Thursday, 27 September, 2018), officers from Tweed/Byron Police District located a stolen Ford Focus parked in the carpark of a hotel on Marine Parade.

Police went to make inquiries in the hotel and police will allege a number of people dispersed.

With the assistance of detectives, Traffic & Highway Patrol officers and Queensland POLAIR, two men, both aged 26, were arrested in another vehicle at a nearby shopping centre a short time later.

A third man, aged 24, and a 21-year-old woman were arrested in Pearl Street.

One of the men, aged 26, was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offence of custody of knife in public place.

The woman was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited weapon.

They will both appear in court at a later date.

During a search of the Ford, police allegedly located and seized several items, including a firearm, a machete, knives and prohibited drugs.

The two men, aged 24 and 26, were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The 24-year-old man was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, possess shortened firearm (not pistol) without authority, possess unregistered firearm in public place, not keep firearm safely-prohibited firearm, custody of knife in public place, and possess prohibited drug.

The 26-year-old man was charged with possess shortened firearm (not pistol) without authority.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today (Friday 28 September 2018).

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