$190,000 cash, firearms seized in South Grafton police bust
FIREARMS, drugs, suspected stolen property and $190,000 in cash have been seized by police at a South Grafton home.
Officers conducted a search warrant at a house on Induna St, South Grafton about 11.20am yesterday, as part of an ongoing investigations into drugs, firearms and property matters.
Coffs/Clarence crime manager Detective Inspector Darren Jameson said that during the search, a .308 calibre rifle, a small pen gun and electrical items including hard drives, SIM cards, mobile phones and laptops were uncovered.
But the most surprising find of the two-hour search, he said, was a stockpile of $50 and $100 notes totalling $190,000 - enough to buy a five-bedroom house in Ryan St, South Grafton - in a cardboard box which would have once held racing car parts.
Small quantities of prohibited drugs including ecstasy, MDMA, testosterone and other prescription medication were also found on the premises.
Det Insp Jameson said no one was at the house when police swooped, but noted investigations were still ongoing.
"This is an ongoing investigation by the Target Action Group from the Grafton office, assisted by detectives and general duties police," he said.
"Again this highlights the importance of community information, which enables us to target in on those that are up to badness within the community."
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation can phone Grafton police on 6642 0222 or report to CrimeStoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.
The significant find is not related to, but came a day after alleged ice "king pin" Joseph Fry was arrested in Coffs Harbour after an eight month investigation.