Man charged after Tweed raid uncovers drugs, guns and cash

A man has been charged with a string of offences after police raided a property in Tweed Heads, uncovering drugs, firearms and almost $10,000 cash.

Officers executed a Firearms Prohibition Order search at the premises on Minjungbal Drive shortly after midnight on Sunday.

During the raid, police located a .22 calibre home-made pistol, electronic stun device, extendable baton, knife, and a number of prohibited drugs including alprazolam, cocaine, methylamphetamine, cannabis and gamma-butyrolactone.


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More than $9,000 in cash was also seized, which police allege is the proceeds of crime.

A 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with 15 offences including acquire pistol-subject to firearms prohibition order, Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, possess and supply prohibited drug and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail and appeared at Lismore Bail Court today, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at Tweed Heads Local Court tomorrow.

Police say inquiries are continuing.

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