Aboriginal Youth Suicide “Epidemic” Leads To Appeal For Imrpoved Support

An Indigenous activist has called for more support services for aboriginal people, following a spate of indigenous youth suicides over the past year. Ngalla Maya founder Mervyn Eades wants an indigenous appropriate drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, with drug addiction particularly from crystal methamphetamine or ice use a major contributing factor. “In the past eight…

New graduates and dogs into DCS Drug Detection Unit

The Drug Detection Unit saw three new dogs and their handlers graduate today, after completing a 10 week course to detect contraband, including drugs, as part of a reform to stop drugs getting into WA jails. Ziggy, Ness and Gavin, have been trained to detect a wide range of illegal drugs, and will assist the…

Drugs, Cash and Assets Seized as Police Smash Pilbara Drug Operations

Police have pledged to continue to dismantle drug operations in WA’s north, after confiscating drugs, more than $250,000 in cash and charges following two operations. The operations running simultaneously in the South and Port Hedland areas as well as Karratha since January, focusing on criminal syndicates allegedly involved in transporting drugs into the Pilbara. “We…

Cannabis, Guns & Cash Seized In Goldfields-Esperance Drugs Operation

Goldfields-Esperance Police have been working in close collaboration with the Organised Crime Squad to effectively target illicit drugs distribution as it endangers the local community.  Over the past week as part of Operation Fortitude, officers have executed a series of Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants at properties in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Coolgardie. During these warrants,…

Drugs, Weapons and Cash Seized in Nationwide Police Operation

Police have seized a haul of illicit drugs, cash and weapons in a nationwide methylamphetamine operation. Operation Vitreus, coordinated by the National Methylamphetamine Strategy Group involving police across Australian states and territories led to 272 arrests and 659 charges. “Methylamphetamine is a key focus for police across Australia because of the damaging impact that this…

Police Car Search Yields Drugs in Traffic Stop

WA Police have allegedly uncovered a quantity of drugs during a routine traffic stop in Eglinton. Police were patrolling Marmion Avenue on 10 April when they stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer at 10:20am carrying a 27-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. It will be alleged, officers located and seized approximately 18 grams of MDMA and 6…

Major Police Investigation into Sexual Abuse Case

An ongoing police investigation undertaken by Taskforce Mirzam, is investigating the sexual abuse of 5 children, with most of the victims under the age of 10 at the time. It is alleged that the youngest 8 year old victim was sexually abused by her mother, step dad, and a male friend, after a video was…

Three big meth seizures over 24 hours

More than 50kgs of methamphetamine has been seized this week during three separate operations in the space of 24 hours. A collaboration involving the WA Police Force, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and AUSTRAC aims to target suburban, interstate, international drug distribution networks. Police Commissioner, Chris Dawson, said the law…

New Alcohol and Drug Programs To Break Vicious Cycles For WA Prisoners

The Premier has announced an Alcohol and Other Drug program to rehabilitate prisoners and combat addictions and their offending behaviours. With over 6000 prisoners in WA’s correctional facilities, more than half struggle with ongoing alcohol and other drug addictions, including methanphetamines. The treatment program aims to break the cycle of drug-related-crime in our prisons and…

Naala Moort Gang Members Charged After Drug Raid

Two members of a gang have been charged for drugs offences after a police raid allegedly uncovered methamphetamine at their headquarters in Midland. Carnarvon Detectives executed a search warrant at the Naala Moort gang clubhouse on Rogers Street, where police allegedly located and seized 112 grams of methamphetamine. The raid was part of a police…