Two charged after probe into alleged cross-border drug syndicate

A man and woman have been arrested in northern New South Wales following an investigation into an alleged cross-border drug syndicate.

New South Wales Detectives with help from the AFP and Queensland Police have been investigating the alleged importation of cocaine from the United Kingdom.

Nearly 1.1kgs of the drug, worth over $300,000, has been seized during the investigation.


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Warrants were recently issued for the arrest of a 33-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman.

The pair were arrested by Police at a home on McLelland Rd in Barkers Vale on Tuesday morning.

They were taken to Lismore Police where they were both charged with import marketable quantity of border controlled drug, attempt to possess marketable quantity of unlawful import border control drug, deal with proceeds of indictable crime and, direct activities of criminal organisation.

They were refused bail to front Byron Bay Local Court on Wednesday.