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TWO ARRESTED IN OPERATION SATURATION

A police operation in the far north of NSW has resulted in the arrest of two men over alleged drug and property offences in separate incidents. In the most recent, police allege a 27-year-old man failed to stop at Murwillumbah just after 3am this morning, and a police pursuit was initiated. He was stopped on Tweed Coast Road in Bogangar, where he was arrested and later charged with a number of offences including possessing a prohibited drug, two counts of possessing a knife in a public place, and police pursuit. He will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court next month. It follows the earlier arrest of a 31-year-old man on Chinderah Road in Chinderah, around 10pm on Thursday. A search of his car allegedly uncovered cash, mobile phones and an iPad. The property is alleged to be connected to drug …

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CANNABIS AND METHAMPHETAMINE UNCOVERED IN MURWILLUMBAH

Illegal drugs and cash have allegedly been discovered during the search of a property on the New South Wales far north coast. Shortly after 11am yesterday, police executed a search warrant at a property on Lundberg Drive in Murwillumbah. Police allege to have located cannabis and methamphetamine, along with an amount of cash. A 32-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were charged with a number of drug-related offences. The man was also charged with breach of bail.

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SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING MURWILLUMBAH AIRCRAFT

A light plane is missing – feared crashed on the far north coast – with one person onboard. The private aircraft took off from Murwillumbah at around 10am. The alarm was raised around four hours later when the pilot failed to return. A local farmer has since reported a plane in distress – an air and ground search is underway.

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POLICE ISSUE A WARNING FOR FLOOD SIGHTSEERS AND LOOTERS

Police have increased patrols of flood-affected regions in the state’s north, following reports on social media of possible looting. Both uniform and plain clothes officers are on the lookout for instances of theft in Tumbulgum, Murwillumbah and Chinderah. Offenders face prosecution if caught. The caution follows a warning from police to those attending the region for sightseeing purposes, and to get ‘selfies’ with destroyed property. People in the region are focused on restoring their lives and property, and it may be dangerous given the condition of the roads in the area.

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MURWILLUMBAH HITCHHIKER CHARGED OVER ALLEGED CARJACKING

A 36-year-old man has been charged with an alleged carjacking on the Far North Coast. Shortly before 3am on Wednesday, a driver picked up a hitchhiker on Wharf Street in Murwillumbah. As they reached the Sextons Hill overpass on the M1, the passenger allegedly threatened the driver with a large rock and demanded he get out of the vehicle. The driver complied and the hitchhiker drove the car towards the Queensland border. About 6.30am on Wednesday, a 36-year-old man attended Tweed Heads Police Station, where he was charged over the incident. He will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on May 1.

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MURWILLUMBAH DEATH NOT BELIEVED TO BE FLOOD-RELATED

It’s believed a man who died in the flood-affected state’s north had not entered floodwaters prior to his death. Police say the 46-year-old man was with his partner and adult children when he collapsed at his home in Murwillumbah in the early hours of Friday morning. Attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful and he died at the scene. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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