Police charged 52 people and seized drugs during operations targeting the supply and use of illegal substances over the Easter long weekend.
Officers deployed drug dogs over two days of the Bluesfest Concert at Byron Bay and at the dance party ‘Trance Energy’, which was held at Sydney’s Horden Pavillion at Moore Park last Thursday night.
During the Friday and Saturday of the music festival, officers from the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command arrested 26 people in possession of illegal drugs and issued 114 cannabis cautions.
At both events police seized quantities of ecstasy, cocaine, LSD, GHB and cannabis.
Senior police from both operations today said they are planning further operations aimed at stamping out the supply and use of illegal drugs.
“We make no apologies for our continued crackdown on those intent on using or selling illegal drugs at events in our area,” said Inspector Greg Jago from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command.