Drug ring smashed say police
A drug manufacturing ring with links from Byron Bay to Cairns has allegedly been discovered on the New South Wales North Coast.
Police searched six properties at Murwillumbah, Bangalow and Byron Bay early this morning, finding clandestine labs for making the drug ecstasy on two of them.
Two houses in Byron Bay were also searched for documents which police say connect the region to a cocaine distribution ring in Cairns.
Three arrests have been made so far and police say they expect more by the end of the day.
Detective Superintendent Nick Bingham says the raids exposed links with a cocaine ring in far north Queensland.
"Hopefully we have broken the back of an MDMA manufacturing syndicate here in Byron Bay," he said.
"That should alleviate some of the problem in relation to MDMA supply in and around the Byron Bay area.
"Part of this syndicate was involved in large-scale supply of cocaine in the Cairns area, and what we found this morning was quite a lot of documents and other information to assist the Queensland investigation into that cocaine supply."
January 28 2010
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Drug ring (Ecstasy) smashed say police