Two men have been charged following a cross-border operation, between the Queensland Police Service and New South Wales Police Force into rural crime offences.
A search warrant was executed at an Inglewood property on May 9 where Queensland police recovered a 2013 Toyota Landcruiser utility which was allegedly stolen from a property at St George in the early hours of May 7.
Police also recovered other items including a small amount of Methylamphetamine and ammunition.
A 28-year-old man was charged with one count of possession of tainted property.
A 31-year-old man was conveyed to Warwick Watch House where he was charged with six counts of enter premises and commit an indictable offence and one count each of trespass, stealing, possessing dangerous drugs and obstruct police. He is due to appear at the Warwick Magistrates Court today.
Detective Inspector Mat Kelly said, “These joint operations with our strategic partners will continue to be executed across the South West District, we will continue to focus on disrupting rural criminal behaviour with an aim to deter future offending”.
NSW State Rural Crime Coordinator, Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside said, “The Rural Crime Prevention Team continue to work closely with our counterparts in neighbouring jurisdictions, with these arrests serving as a reminder to offenders that state borders won’t prevent us from apprehending those who target our rural communities”.
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