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Operation Saturation: Two men arrested near Tweed Heads

Friday, 14 July 2017 11:02:15 AM

Two men have been arrested over alleged drug and property offences as part of Operation Saturation in the state’s north.

Police attached to the Tweed Byron Local Area Command made the arrests in separate incidents during Operation Saturation which targeted property and drug offences in the Kingscliff and Murwillumbah areas.

Just after 3am today (Friday 14 July 2017), police allege a 27-year-old man failed to stop at Murwillumbah and was engaged in a police pursuit.

He was stopped on Tweed Coast Road, Bogangar, where he was arrested and taken to Tweeds Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with possessing ammunition, possessing a prohibited drug, displaying misleading number plates, two counts of possessing a knife in a public place, and two counts of driving recklessly or furiously at speed or manner dangerous and police pursuit.

He was refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court today where he was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 21 August 2017.

It follows an arrest of a 31-year-old man on Chinderah Road, Chinderah, at 10pm yesterday (Thursday 13 July 2017).

Police searched a car he was in and seized cash, mobile phones and an iPad which are alleged to be connected to drug offences in the area.

He was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for possession of a prohibited drugs and possessing a knife in a public place.

The man is due to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 31 July 2017.

Investigations continue.