New Laws to Give Police, Security Agencies Access to Encrypted Messages in Serious Crime

Police and intelligence agencies will be empowered to access encrypted messages under new laws that will help fight terrorism and serious crimes. The laws, which are expected to pass parliament this week, will give police access to messages on encrypted social media applications including WhatsApp, used in criminal activity. The Federal Government made a deal…

3 months jail for fairy floss

By Cassandra Elliott A US woman is taking legal action against the police and a drug testing company after spending three months in jail after her bag of fairy floss was mistaken for methamphetamine. Dasha Fincher, is now suing the local police officers who arrested her and drug test manufacturer Sirchie, for wrongful actions and…

Security Guard Charged During An Overnight Incident In Quindalup

One security guard has been charged for allegedly assaulting a police officer last night, after authorities attended the Leavers Entertainment Zone in Quindalup. The incident happened at around 8pm last night (22nd, November, 2018), two security guards were observed behaving in an erratic manner, and police talked to both guards. Both male guards aged 22…

Perth Man Sentenced to Death in Thailand For Drugs Smuggling

A Perth man and his wife have been sentenced to death on drugs smuggling charges. Father Luke Joshua Cook, 35, and his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested in December at Bangkok International Airport when he returned on a flight from Australia, over a plot to smuggle an estimated $300 million of crystal meth…

Men charged after stealing Petrol

Around 10am yesterday a Nissan Navara was spotted by Police Air Wing Officers driving away from a service station on Wanneroo Road, Westminster, after allegedly stealing fuel. The Police Helicopter followed the vehicle and air wing officers were able to direct police vehicles from Morley Police to intercept the vehicle on Wattle Street, Tuart Hill.…

Drugs, Weapons Seized In Police Stop and Search

A Kenwick man has been charged for drugs possession after a stop and search in Balcatta. At around 10am on 6 November, Fremantle Detectives witnessed a Kawasaki motorcycle at the intersection of Wanneroo Road and Amelia Street allegedly contravene a red traffic signal. Officers drove in the general direction that the motorcycle had travelled and…

Drugs and Weapons Seized in Port Kennedy Raid

WA Police have charged two people following a drug and weapons raid in Port Kennedy. Rockingham Detectives executed a search warrant at a property on Delaney Parkway, seizing approximately 33 grams of methylamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a glock pistol and a numner of weapons including an ASP baton and flick knife. Police also recovered over $4000…

Nickol Man Charged in Drug Operation

WA Police have charged a Nickol man involved in the distribution of illicit drugs by members and associates of the Mongrel Mob Motorcycle gang. Karratha Detectives executed a search warrant at the residence on Delambre Drive on 30 October. It is alleged the man was inside the house armed with a machete. Police searched the…

Police Seize Guns and Drugs in Port Kennedy Raids

Police have charged a 20-year-old Port Kennedy man over the possession of firearms in Port Kennedy this week. A search warrant was executed on Tuesday at about 9:30am at a residence in Toledo Circuit, which was linked to an associated of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member. It will be alleged Gang Crime Squad officers seized…

Technology Boosts WA Police Drug Fight

WA Police are stepping up the fight against methamphetamine with new technology to identify illicit drugs as well as access and analyse criminal data. Police unveiled the Tru Narc 450 handheld device to tackle the distribution of meth and other drugs along with mobile phone devices on Wednesday, to identify the illegal substances. The devices…