Five men accused of Banora Point drive by shooting

FIVE men have been charged over a drive-by shooting on the Tweed, in a major breakthrough for Police.

They were arrested during searches of properties yesterday morning and faced questioning throughout the day in relation to two incidents in Banora Point earlier this year.

On the night of February 3, two shotgun rounds were fired at a home on Anthony Avenue.


Just minutes later, a ute parked on nearby Laura Street was sprayed with five bullets.

No one was injured in either shooting.

Operation Kulayle was formed to investigate the matter and following four months of extensive inquiries, officers yesterday executed four search warrants at homes in the Tweed Heads and Banora Point area.

Officers allegedly found a .45 calibre pistol, ammunition, cannabis and methyl amphetamines during the raids.

Two 38-year-old men will face Tweed Heads Local Court today on a range of firearm offences. One of the men is accused of discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Three other men, aged 22, 23 and 36, were slapped with drugs charges to front court on June 30.