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Firearm and drugs seized during vehicle stop; pair charged – Mullumbimby

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A search of the driver and vehicle were conducted, where police located a flick knife, cannabis, methylamphetamine, cash, two extendable batons, knuckle dusters, a loaded .45 calibre revolver, a quantity of cash and multiple rounds of ammunition.

A man and woman have been charged with drug and firearm offences following a vehicle stop in Mullumbimby.

About 12.40am Wednesday, 22 June, 2022 officers from Tweed/Byron Police District stopped a Holden Commodore for the purpose of a random breath test on Argyle Street, Mullumbimby.

The driver – a 42-year-old man who is a member of the Nomads Outlaw Motorcycle Gang – provided a negative breath test at the scene.

Police soon noticed that two children in the vehicle were unrestrained during the vehicle stop.

A search of the driver and vehicle were conducted, where police located a flick knife, cannabis, methylamphetamine, cash, two extendable batons, knuckle dusters, a loaded .45 calibre revolver, a quantity of cash and multiple rounds of ammunition.

The driver and his passenger – a 38-year-old woman – were arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station.

The man was charged with possess unregistered firearm, possess loaded firearm in public, possess ammunition without a permit, not keep firearm safely, three counts of possess prohibited weapon, supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, two proceeds of crime and unrestrained passengers.

The woman was charged with possess unregistered firearm, possess loaded firearm in public, possess ammunition without a permit, not keep firearm safely, possess prohibited weapon, supply prohibited drug and possess prohibited drug.

Both have been refused bail to appeal at Ballina Local Court today.

The children were released into the care of relatives.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Cash is mentioned twice, that must be the real crime. ATO needs it’s cut.
    Seems like there’s no shortage of guns out there.

    • They’re driving around with loaded firearms and other weapons. Not what want in Australia, leave that to the US.

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