Tweed Police bust multiple unlicensed and disqualified drivers

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A 52-YEAR-OLD Tweed Heads man who has never held a drivers licence has been charged with driving unlicensed and possessing suspected stolen goods after Police stopped a vehicle in Murwillumbah on Thursday, June 1.

Police said they stopped a vehicle on Queen Street, Murwillumbah at about 5.10pm, they also charged his 54-year-old female passenger with stolen property and drug possession.

“Enquires revealed the 52-year-old male driver from Tweed Heads had never held a drivers licence,” Police said in a media statement.

“Police searched the vehicle and seized a quantity of foreign commemorative coins and female jewellery which police suspect was stolen. Enquires are being made to locate the owners of the property.

The 54-year-old female passenger was also searched and Police said they found money and a pendant.

“Police searched the female and located five different foreign currency notes, one Australian currency note that is no longer in circulation and one Florin pendant which Police suspect is stolen property, Police also located a small amount of cannabis,” Police said in a media statement.

The man was charged driving unlicensed and having goods that are suspected of being stolen.

He was refused bail and will appear before the Tweed Heads Local Court on July 10.

The female was charged with goods in custody that are suspected of being stolen and possessing a prohibited drug.

She was refused bail and will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on July 10.

North Arm man charged with drug, theft and driving offences

AN UNLICESNED 33-year-old North Arm man has been charged with multiple offences after his vehicle was stopped on Wardrop Valley Road, Murwillumbah, on Tuesday, May 30.

Police said a search of the man and his vehicle uncovered drugs, suspected stolen goods and a knife.

“Police seized MDMA (Ecstasy), methyl amphetamine, three iPhones suspected of being stolen, a tactical double-bladed throwing knife,” Police said in a media statement.

A check on the car found the registration had expired in March 2015 and his Queensland learners drivers license had also expired in March 2015.

He was charged with possessing prohibited drugs, suspected stolen goods, having a knife in a public place, using an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, unlicensed driving and displaying a misleading number plate.

The man received bail and will appear before the Murwillumbah Local Court on June 27.

Man stopped for RBT charged with disqualified driving and drug possession

A 42-YEAR-OLD Ballina man whose license was disqualified until 2035 was busted at Tweed Heads on Tuesday, May 30 and charged with driving unlicensed and possessing a prohibited drug.

Police said at about 10.45am on May 30 they were conducting a stationary RBT in Ducat Street, Tweed Heads.

“A 42-year-old man from West Ballina was stopped and passed the breath test,” Police said in a media statement.

“When asked to produce his drivers licence the man advised police that he did not have one.

“Checks revealed the man’s licence was disqualified until 20th August 2035 for numerous prior traffic matters.”

Police also conducted a search of the car and located a liquid steroid drug.

The man was refused bail and appeared before the Tweed Heads Local Court on May 31.