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POLICE LAUNCH FRAUD INVESTIGATION IN FORSTER

Police are investigating after a number of fraud reports have been made by local businesses in the Forster area. It is believed local businesses are being targeted by people, claiming to be clients or employees, requesting to update personal information, including bank details. Anyone with information is urged to contact police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

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CHARGES OVER PORT MACQUARIE DRUG SUPPLY

A 60 year-old man has been charged over an alleged drug supply operation. Police arrested the man after executing a search warrant for the home on Bowden Road, Port Macquarie where they allegedly found $85 000 in cash along with cannabis and methamphetamine. The man was stopped by police in his vehicle on Bellevue Drive after an ongoing investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs in Port Macquarie. He has been refused bail but will appear at Port Macquarie Local Court today.

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FATAL TRUCK CRASH SOUTH OF PORT MACQUARIE

A truck driver has died in an early morning truck crash near Port Macquarie. Police say the truck was travelling north on the Pacific Highway when it ran off the road at Herons Creek, about 3.30am. The truck overturned and caught on fire. A traffic contraflow has been set up but heavy traffic delays are expected.    

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MID NORTH COAST POLICE INVESTIGATE A SPATE OF HEAVY VEHICLE THEFTS

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they believe is responsible for a spate of heavy-vehicle thefts on the Mid North Coast. Strike Force Krume was established by officers after more than $350,000 worth of items were stolen from worksites between June and October last year. They include a fuel tanker, water tank, Nissan Navara and SES boat. “We do believe due to the type of offences being very similar that the offenders may have had specific knowledge about the worksites where the break and enters have occurred” Following inquiries, police attended a national park at Dondingalong (DON-DING-A-LONG) a fortnight ago where they seized a number of stolen vehicles. They want to hear from anyone with any information. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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