Two arrested on drugs, weapons charges after police raids

POLICE have charged two men with multiple drug and firearm offences after Wednesday's dramatic raids on Orange properties.

Investigators executed search warrants on properties on Shiralee Road and Pinnacle Road.

Two men, aged 51 and 64, were arrested and taken to Orange police station.

Police also seized cash and what they believe to be stolen property from during the searches.

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The younger man was charged with a total of 59 offences including supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, supply firearms to person unauthorised to possess, ongoing supply of firearms, supply prohibited firearm, supply prohibited weapon, supply firearm parts, supply ammunition, and goods in custody.

He was refused bail and will appear at Orange Local Court on Thursday.

The older man was charged with 14 offences including being knowingly concerned in the supply of prohibited drugs, sell firearms to person unauthorised to possess, supply firearms, supply firearm parts and unauthorised possession of firearms.

He was refused bail and will also appear at Orange Local Court on Thursday.

Investigations are continuing.

The raids were the product of investigations conducted by Canobolas Local Area Command's Strike Force Allingham, which was formed in 2012 to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs in the region.

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