Pair arrested, nabbed with drugs, weapons, cash in separate police intercepts

TWO men have been arrested and charged with multiple drugs, property and weapons offences following two separate police intercepts near Tweed Heads.

Officers made the arrests during Operation Saturation, formed to target property and drug offences in the Kingscliff and Murwillumbah areas.

It was just after 3am on Friday when a 27-year-old man triggered a police chase after he allegedly failed to stop for officers at Murwillumbah.


The vehicle was eventually brought to a stop on Tweed Coast Road at Bogangar where the driver was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station for questioning.

The 27-year-old has since been charged with eight offences, including two counts of possessing a knife in a public place, possessing ammunition, possessing a prohibited drug and displaying misleading number plates.

He was also charged with two counts of driving recklessly or furiously at speed or manner dangerous and police pursuit.

The man fronted Tweed Heads Local Court today where he was refused bail to re-appear on Monday 21 August.

His arrest comes after a 31-year-old man was pulled over by police on Chinderah Road at Chinderah around 10pm on Thursday.

Officers searched the man’s car and seized a stash of cash, mobile phones and an iPad which police allege are connected to drug offences in the area.

The 31-year-old was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for possession of a prohibited drugs and possessing a knife in a public place.

He is due to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 31 July.