Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Baggaley Brothers 'Guilty'

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Baggaley Brothers 'Guilty'

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Byline: Ross Irby

OLYMPIAN and former world champion kayaker Nathan Baggaley and his brother Dru have pleaded guilty in Lismore Local Court to a series of drug supply charges involving ecstasy with an alleged street value of $1 million.

The Byron Bay residents faced a multitude of charges as a result of their illegal activities in 2007 when they became the target of Strike Force Alawa, a joint investigation by NSW Police Drug Squad and Tweed/Byron detectives investigating the supply and manufacture of drugs on the Northern Rivers.

The brothers, in cus-tody at Long Bay and Grafton jails, wore charcoal grey suits and both gave their mother quick smiles as she sat in the public gallery near the dock.

A security officer sat between the brothers.

Dru, 27, pleaded guilty to charges involving the manufacture of 13,500 ecstasy pills - MDMA, and the supply of 37,200 ecstasy pills, with the Director of Public Prosecution's charges also taking into account a proceeds of crime offence - $62,520 cash Dru was found with when arrested on November 21, 2007, at an oyster lease near Brunswick Heads. …

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