Two-day crime blitz leads to 20 arrests on North Coast
A TWO-DAY blitz targeting the crime hotspots in Northern NSW streets has resulted in 20 arrests.
Police from the Tweed-Byron Police District launched Operation Titan last Friday, with officers sent across the region to notorious areas for crime.
The increased visibility on the beat as well as highway patrol officers and an increased presence in shopping centres was aimed at cracking down on issues as well as being more accessible to the public.
Districts commander, Superintendent Dave Roptell, said more of these operations would be conducted in the future.
"These types of operations represent our strong commitment to the community from Tweed Heads to Byron Bay," Superintendent Roptell said.
"We'll be doing more of these types of blitzes to ensure the community is not only protected, but feels safe as well."
Of the 20 arrests made over the two-day operation, three were for drink driving, two for illegally possessing a knife as well as a number of drug charges.