Police and detectives in Nimbin during the raids last month.
Police and detectives in Nimbin during the raids last month. Cathy Adams

Four more arrested after Nimbin drug raids

POLICE have charged a further four men as part of a cross-border operation targeting drug supply in Nimbin.

Strike Force Cuppa was formed in August last year to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs and consorting involving members of an alleged criminal syndicate within the township of Nimbin.

The strike force, comprising detectives from Richmond Local Area Command - and assisted by officers from Northern Region Operations Support Group - executed six search warrants within Nimbin and Lismore on Tuesday June 28.

Police seized an estimated 5kg of cannabis, MDMA Tablets, methyl amphetamine (ICE), two firearms, and a range of prohibited weapons including an electronic stun gun, defensive spray and a slingshot.

They also recovered property alleged to have been stolen, including power tools and a large generator. Police also seized $55,000 cash that is alleged to be the proceeds of crime.

Eleven men, aged between 21 and 35, were charged with a range of offences including consorting, supply prohibited drug, knowingly take part in supply of a prohibited drug, proceeds of crime and participate in a criminal group, among other charges.

All were bail refused and appeared before Lismore Local Court on Wednesday June 29.

On Monday, two Nimbin men, aged 21 and 27, attended Lismore Police Station where they were arrested.

On Tuesday, two Gold Coast men, aged 25 and 26, attended Lismore Police Station where they were also arrested.

All four men were charged with consorting, participate in criminal group, and supply prohibited drugs.

They were all refused bail and are due to appear at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday.



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