Two men wanted on NSW warrants have been arrested in Queensland over alleged fraud and traffic offences in northern NSW.
Officers from the Tweed/Byron Police District Target Action Group (TAG) along with detectives commenced an investigation into the theft of motor vehicles and subsequent fraud offences in the Tweed Heads region since December.
A number of the stolen vehicles were involved in pursuits with police during this time.
In another incident, officers were involved in a struggle with a man in Kingscliff on Tuesday (14 January 2020), after sighting a firearm in his vehicle and attempting to retrieve it. The driver fled, striking a senior constable.
Following extensive inquiries and with the assistance of Queensland Police, investigators attended a Mermaid Beach motel yesterday (Friday 17 January 2020), and arrested four people, including two men – aged 26 and 29 – wanted on NSW arrest warrants.
NSW Police will apply for the men’s extradition when they appear at Southport Magistrates Court today (Saturday 18 January 2020).