Moree raid uncovers drugs, firearms, ammo and suspected stolen goods

MORE than 80 items were seized by Police, including a quantity of illegal drugs, two unregistered firearms, ammunition and suspected stolen goods during a search warrant at Moree on Saturday afternoon.

A 44-year-old man was arrested without incident at the Cooee Street address and taken to Moree Police Station where he was charged with drug, firearm and property offences.

He was due before Moree court today.

Meanwhile, officers attached to Barwon General Duties, Target Action Group and Criminal Investigations are currently involved in operations focused on property crime and anti-social behaviour.moreepolicestation003

“During the past weekend Vikings operations have contributed to the daily commitment and performance of our local police in addressing crime and providing a highly-visible and intelligence-driven response to local crime,” acting superintendent Andrew Hurst said.

Additional Police, including those deployed on trail-bikes, contributed to the charges of fifteen people for offences including possession of prohibited drugs, violence, malicious damage, traffic, and property offences:

  • A 23-year-old male charged with drug offences at Narrabri;
  • A 20-year-old male from Wee Waa charged with domestic violence offences Friday (remains bail refused);
  • A 38-year-old male charged with larceny at Wee Waa on Friday;
  • A 41-year-old female charged with offensive language and domestic violence related offences at Boggabilla Saturday;
  • A 37-year-old male charged with rock throwing related offences at Moree Saturday;
  • A 27-year-old male bail refused for violence offences committed at Moree;
  • A 44-year-old male charged with drug, firearms and property offences at Moree Saturday;
  • A 21-year-old male charged with malicious damage and domestic related offences at Moree;
  • A 20-year-old male charged with traffic offences at Mungindi on Saturday;
  • A 46-year-old male charged with breach of bail at Narrabri on Saturday;
  • A 42-year-old male bail refused following his arrest at Wee Waa on domestic violence and drug charges

In addition, three motorbikes and three firearms were seized by Police and removed from the community.

Police are also seeking information in relation to the theft of a Polaris quad bike from a property outside Moree over the past two weeks.

“Property offences in our community are directly linked to drug supply and Police are committed to targeting these offenders,” Mr Hurst said.

“What is most concerning about the continuing property crime, particularly in Moree, is that there are people in our communities who are aware of who is committing these crimes and they are not coming forward.”

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Anyone who has information related to property offenders operating within Barwon LAC is urged to contact local Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Media Release: January 9, 2017