10 arrested after public tip-offs trigger a dozen police raids

PHOTO: NSW Police Force / Facebook

PHOTO: NSW Police Force / Facebook

Police have arrested and charged 10 people with 30 drug and firearm offences on the NSW Central Coast following a number of public tip-offs to Crime Stoppers.

Since September this year, police have executed 12 search warrants across the Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command in relation to information received from the public.


During the searches, police allegedly located and seized three handguns, 391 cannabis plants worth around $1.2 million, $20,000 worth of cannabis leaf, cash, ammunition and stolen property.

Detective Superintendent David Swilks, Commander Tuggerah Lakes LAC says the results demonstrate the role the public play in investigating crime.

“It’s common for people to feel more comfortable disclosing information over the telephone or online. Their information allows police to investigate reports of suspected criminal activity,” Detective Superintendent Swilks said

“Our officers have sent a clear message to people involved in crime, specifically the supply of illicit drugs, that they will continue to take appropriate action against anyone who chooses to break the law.

“We encourage anyone with information about any suspicious behaviour to contact Crime Stoppers,” he said.