10 charged after search warrants across Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command

Police have arrested 10 people and laid 30 charges for drug supply, firearm and other offences following information received through Crime Stoppers.

 Since September this year, officers from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command executed 12 search warrants in relation to the reports.

 During the searches, police located and allegedly seized:

- 391 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of $1.2 million

- Cannabis leaf with an estimated street value of about $20,000

- Cash

- Three handguns

- Ammunition

- Stolen property; including power tools and jewellery


Detective Superintendent David Swilks, Commander Tuggerah Lakes LAC says the results demonstrate the role the public play in investigating crime.

 “It’s common for people to feel more comfortable disclosing information over the telephone or online. Their information allows police to investigate reports of suspected criminal activity,” Detective Superintendent Swilks said

 “Our officers have sent a clear message to people involved in crime, specifically the supply of illicit drugs, that they will continue to take appropriate action against anyone who chooses to break the law.

 “We encourage anyone with information about any suspicious behaviour to contact Crime Stoppers,” he said.

 Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via the Police Facebook and Twitter pages.

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