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A man has been refused bail following a police raid on a Eureka home last week that uncovered a cache of diamonds.

About 9.50am on Wednesday December 5, police raided the home where they allegedly seized cannabis, .22 calibre ammunition, lysergic acid (LSD) tabs, methylamphetamine, 43 assorted diamonds, eight opals, two gold watches, a man’s gold chain and three gift cards valued at $50 each.

A 45-year-old Eureka man was charged with possessing a prohibited drug, possessing ammunition, supplying a prohibited drug and dealing with proceeds of crime

He was refused bail to appear before Byron Bay Local Court December 20.

AK47: man arrested

In a separate incident, on Saturday December 8, police stopped a car on John Robb Way, Cudgen at about 12.05am.

The driver, a 23-year-old male from Mudgeeraba, was arrested for outstanding warrants from 2014 for offences including possessing an AK47 rifle, possessing ammunition, possessing breaking implements (being a sledge hammer and bolt cutters) and possessing body armour, which is alleged to have been found in Kogarah.

Police searched the man and allegedly found a Hublot watch valued at $53,345.00 and $3150.00 cash. In addition to the warrants he was charged with goods in custody suspected of being stolen and dealing with proceeds of crime.

The man was refused bail to appear Tweed Heads Local Court today (December 10).


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