Two arrested on Tweed Coast during police crackdown


TWO MEN have been arrested in separate incidents on the Tweed Coast as part of a police crackdown into thefts and drug supply.

Tweed Police made the arrests during Operation Saturation, which targeted drug and property offenses in the Kingscliff and Murwillumbah areas.

Police allege that just after 3am today (Friday, July 14), a 27-year-old man failed to stop in Murwillumbah which followed by a police pursuit.

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

He 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 (July 14) where he was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, August 21.

The second arrest occurred on Chinderah Road around 10pm on Thursday, Juy 13 where a 31-year-old man was arrested with property allegedly connected to drug offenses.

Police said they searched the car he was in and seized cash, mobile phones and an iPad which are believed to be connected to drug offenses 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.

He will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, July 31.

Police said their investigations are continuing.