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Australia Pair charged over Blue Mountains shootings

23:05  13 december  2019
23:05  13 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

$1m of cannabis seized from Blue Mountains home

  $1m of cannabis seized from Blue Mountains home Three men have been charged after police seized $1 million worth of cannabis plants from a Blue Mountains property. Police initially searched a white van that pulled into an RBT station at Lawson in the Blue Mountains at 5pm yesterday after smelling a strong odour.They seized 71 kgs of cannabis leaf with an estimated street value of $350,000, officers said.A 43-year-old Fairfield West man and a 40-year-old Cabramatta man were arrested and charged with a number of offences.Officers later searched a property in the area where they discovered a hydroponic cannabis set-up with 800 plants in the home and two sheds.

TWO men accused of the recent hold up and near-fatal shooting of a senior police officer were charged in Magistrate’s Court yesterday. Maurice Armbrister and Excell Josey were taken to the Nassau Street Court complex under heavy police escort yesterday to be arraigned before returning

A fifth teenager has been charged after investigations into the bushfires which have rampaged across NSW over the last week. NSW Police have charged a 15-year-old boy after a fire was allegedly lit by a group of teenagers at the base of a cliff in Blaxland in the Blue Mountains region.

The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, Australia © Getty The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, Australia

Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a shooting in the NSW Blue Mountains left two other men critically injured.

A 25-year-old and a 31-year-old were taken to Westmead Hospital with gunshot wounds early on Friday after the shooting at a Blackheath home.

The 25-year-old had a lower back wound and the other man was injured in his torso.

Police said officers arrested a 21-year-old man at Katoomba about 6pm on Friday after they stopped his vehicle and allegedly found a shotgun inside.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at Katoomba two-and-a-half hours later.

Both men are due to face the Parramatta Local Court on Saturday charged with two counts each of shooting with intent to murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and one count of possessing an unregistered firearm.

Blue Mountains businesses flailing amid bushfire crisis .
Local businesses in the upper Blue Mountains say they are struggling after tourists concerned about the state's bushfire crisis cancel their plans to visit the region. Kerry Mulford has lived in the Blue Mountains for almost four decades. In that time, she says she has experienced her fair share of bushfires. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

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