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…

Police Officer, Neighbour Injured in Beeliar Drug-Induced Attack

A police officer is recovering from injuries following an assault by a man on his neighbour in Beeliar. Police were called to a home in Beeliar at around 9:40pm following a report of disturbance. They allegedly found a 25-year-old man on arrival under the effects of an unknown substance. While talking to him, the man…

Middle Swan Man Charged Over Police Chase Incidents

Police have charged a Middle Swan man with a range of offences, following road incidents involving police in July. Midland Detectives followed up two separate police chases which led to the man The first incident involved police attempting to stop a Kawasaki motorcycle on Tuesday July 3, travelling on Mahogany Road in Beechboro. It will…

Shalom House’s Fight Against Recommendations To Relocate

Shalom House rehabilitation centre is at the mercy of the City of Swan Council’s recommendations. Recent disputes between Shalom House and the City of Swan, have been referred to the State Administrative Tribunal and Supreme Courts, with the fight still continuing. Recommendations given by the City of Swan want Shalom House to relocate within 12…

Man and Woman charged over firearm and drug offences

Northam Detectives and Gang Crime Squad have charged a man and woman over firearm and drug offences. Yesterday around 9:40am in Pinjarra, Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by a man. It will be alleged an amount of prohibited drugs were located on him, with a subsequent search of the vehicle locating…

Drugs and Weapons Seized in Perth Entertainment Venue Police Operation

WA Police have vowed to continue cracking down on drugs in entertainment venues as they seized a significant quantity of drugs in Perth and Northbridge. Perth detectives confiscated the drugs as part of Operation Evolve that proactively targeting licenced venues between January and June this year, resulting in charges for 40 offences. Police seized over…

25kg of Meth Seized in WA Traffic Stop

Police have arrested a New South Wales man in WA, seizing methamphetamine in vehicle stop in Northam. Organised Crime Squad detectives stopped a Toyota Hilux carrying two occupants travelling from NSW to WA on Great Eastern Highway heading towards Perth at around 9:50am on Wednesday. It will be alleged detectives located drugs hidden in various…

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…