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12 PEOPLE CHARGED IN MASS DRUG RAIDS

A dozen people have been charged with more than 200 offences in mass drug raids on the Central Coast. Police executed seven search warrants at homes early yesterday morning in Watanobbi, Wyong, Tumbi Umbi and Long Jetty. It’s alleged drugs, knives, knuckledusters and mobile phones were seized. Eight men and four women were arrested. Eight were refused bail and fronted court today, while the others will appear in court next week. Police established Strike Force Mahratta last November to investigate the supply of methylamphetamines in the region. (No audio)

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210 CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING CENTRAL COAST POLICE RAIDS

A dozen people have been charged with a combined 210 offences, after police executed a series of raids across the Central Coast on Friday. Officers searched seven homes at around six o’clock yesterday morning, as part of an ongoing investigation into the alleged supply of methylamphetamines in the area. Eight men and four women aged between 23 and 63 years-old were arrested at the properties, at Watanobbi, Wyong, Tumbi Umbi and Long Jetty. All 12 were taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with a combined 210 offences. It’s alleged a search of the properties uncovered drugs, knives, knuckledusters, mobile phones and other drug-related items, as well as property suspected of being stolen.

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POLITICIANS GET THEIR WISHLISTS IN ORDER AHEAD OF BUDGET

The Central Coast’s politicians have wishlists of their own for tonight’s federal budget. When asked today, Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks was keeping tight lipped about her big ticket items for the region… But Labor has detailed its demands in full. Member for Dobell, Emma McBride is calling on the Turnbull Government to “invest in Gosford,” with cash for roads, hospitals and a ‘rescue package’ for Gosford TAFE. Labor is also calling for more funding to Central Coast schools. (no audio)

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