Five men charged over Banora Point shooting

Five men have been charged following the execution of a number of search warrants in the Tweed and Byron area this morning.

The warrants are the culmination of a four month investigation into a public place shooting incident at Banora Point in February where two shotgun rounds were discharged into a home in Anthony Avenue, followed by another five rounds fired at a vehicle in Laura Street, Banora Point.

No one was injured in either shooting.

Operation Kulayle was formed to investigate the shootings. 

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were assisted by police from the Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) and Strike Force Raptor.

Police will allege that during the search officers located a .45 calibre pistol, ammunition, cannabis and methyl amphetamines and other items connected with the supply of prohibited drugs.

As a result five men have now been charged with a string of offences;

Five men arrested over Banora shooting

FIVE men have been arrested over a Banora Point shooting in February.

The five men were arrested on warrants following a four- month investigation into a public place shooting incident at Banora Point on Monday February 3, where two shotgun rounds were fired into a home in Anthony Avenue.

Moments later, a further five rounds were fired towards a vehicle in Laura Street, Banora Point.

No one was injured in either shooting.

Operation Kulayle was formed to investigate the shootings and as a result of extensive inquiries, officers today executed four search warrants at homes in the Tweed Heads area.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are being assisted during today's warrants by police from the Tactical Operations Unit and Strike Force Raptor.

So far today, five men have been arrested at homes in Terranora, Tweed Heads South, Tweed Heads West and Banora Point.

They have been taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where they are assisting police with their inquiries.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.



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