QLD man extradited to NSW on drug-related charges in Brisbane Water

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District travelled to Queensland today where they sought the extradition of a man wanted on two NSW arrest warrants relating to the manufacture of prohibited drugs.

In December 2016, a now 64-year-old man was stopped by officers from Brisbane Water Police District and his vehicle was searched. Officers allegedly located an amount of methamphetamine.

Officers then conducted a search of the man’s Kariong home where they allegedly located a clandestine lab. He was arrested and charged relating to those matters, however, failed to attend court.

Gosford Local Court issued two arrest warrants for his arrest.

Officers from Major and Organised Crime Squad at Roma, Queensland contacted NSW Police yesterday (Wednesday 24 July 2019), to alert NSW Police of his arrest.

Officers from Brisbane Water travelled to QLD today (Thursday 25 July 2019), where they attended Roma Magistrates Court in relation to the two arrest warrants.

The extradition was granted, and he was taken to Mascot Police Station where he was charged with 13 offences including supply prohibited drug indictable quantity and commercial quantity, as well as manufacture prohibited drug.

He was refused bail and will appear in Central Local Court tomorrow (Friday 26 July 2019).

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