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Drugs, cash and ammunition seized – Chinderah

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A man has been charged after drugs, cash and ammunition were located at a Chinderah home.

In September 2020, detectives from the Tweed/Byron Police District commenced Strike Force Glaze to investigate the supply of firearms and prohibited drugs, mainly methylamphetamine, in the NSW Far North Coast region.

Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators stopped a vehicle in Tweed Heads about 10.10am yesterday (Tuesday 29 December 2020) and spoke with a 34-year-old male passenger.

Police searched the man and located more than $1,000 in cash.

A short time later, officers executed a Weapons Prohibition Order search at a home on Anne Street, Chinderah, where they seized cannabis, methylamphetamine, ammunition, firearm parts and mobile phones.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital under police guard for treatment to a pre-existing injury, before being released and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was charged with 37 offences including acquire ammunition subject to prohibition, acquire firearm part subject to prohibition, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, possess prohibited drug, deal with the proceeds of crime and organise/conduct/assist drug premises.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Wednesday 30 December 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Glaze are ongoing.

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