NSW criminals using border to flee

THERE are 2500 outstanding warrants for criminals to be extradited back to New South Wales, Tweed MP Geoff Provest says.

Mr Provest raised the issue in a private member's statement in Parliament last week when raising the issues of policing services on the Tweed.

“These 2500 people have committed crimes in New South Wales and then flee interstate,” Mr Provest said. “Trying to get them back is the problem with all the time, money and resources. They've made Tweed the major extradition point for all NSW, but we have only one officer doing it. “Of course in the Tweed it can be as easy as crossing the street into Coolangatta.”

Mr Provest also called on NSW Police Minister Michael Daley to take a ride with Tweed police.

“He recently visited the area, met with senior officers but then scuttled out of town. I am disappointed he did not go out on the beat. He should get out of his Sydney office and see what the real police officers are doing,” Mr Provest said.

The MP recently completed a seven-hour shift with Tweed police.



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