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…

Meth and $70k found in Police search

A 36 year old Halls Head man has been charged by the Gang Crime Squad after a warrant was executed at his home address on Wednesday. It will be alleged that they found around 380 grams of methylamphetamine, and nearly $70,000 in cash. A freezing notice for cash and other assets has been issued, along…

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 And ACIC Siezed Meth Worth $33 Million In Joint Operation

A joint operation by WA Police and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission resulted a seizure of 33kg of Methylamphetamine and two men charged. The operation took place on Saturday afternoon, 4th, August, 2018, officers from both authorities detained two men who arrived Perth by the Indian Pacific Train. Both men were arrested as they departed…

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…

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,…

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…

Biggest Meth Seizure in Australian history

A joint organised task force operation seized the biggest haul of methamphetamines in Australian history, weighing in at 1.2 tonnes with an estimated value of over $1 billion dollars. Australian Federal Police, WA Police, Australian Border Force, and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission have been focusing on a significant organised crime group over the last…