Police charge man over importation of MDMA by post – Northern Rivers RES

A man will face court today charged with the alleged importation of MDMA on the state’s Far North Coast.

In August 2019, three packages originating from the Netherlands were intercepted at a postal facility in Sydney.

An examination showed the contents of the packages allegedly contained a commercial amount of MDMA.

Officers attached to the Northern Rivers Region Enforcement Squad then commenced Strike Force Urray to investigate the importation.

Following extensive inquiries, about 1.45pm yesterday (Monday 2 September 2019) a 26-year-old man entered a post office on Dalley Street, Mullumbimby.

A short time later, police stopped and spoke to the man before he was arrested.

Officers then executed a search warrant at a property on Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby, where they allegedly seized cannabis, cocaine, MDMA, cash and two gel blaster guns.

The 26-year-old was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with 14 charges including:

  • Attempt possess marketable quantity unlawful import border controlled drug (x3)
  • Deal with proceeds of crime
  • Cultivate prohibited plant
  • Supply prohibited drug (x3)
  • Possess prohibited drug (x5)
  • Possess prescribed restricted substance

He was refused bail to face Byron Bay Local Court today (Tuesday 3 September 2019).

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about the importation and/or supply of prohibited drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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