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Police operation over the weekend

A very loud and in some cases unidentified flying object has prompted more than 160 calls to Bendigo police on Friday and Saturday.

The police helicopter was in town along with the dog squad as part of a major operation.

Officers charged a large group of people with around 60 offences including drug trafficking, theft, handling stolen goods, drink driving and reckless conduct endangering life.

Police say it was safer to track them from the air than get involved in pursuits solely on the ground.

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