WA Appoints Chris Dawson As New Top Cop

Former Deputy Commissioner Chris Dawson APM has been appointed as Western Australia’s new Police Commissioner by the McGowan Government. Mr Dawson has spent 30 years in WA Police, 10 of them as the second in-charge, before jump ship to ACIC as commissioner for three and a half years. During his time as Deputy Commissioner, he oversaw WA Police’s…

Sainsbury Trial Suspended as Shock Admission Puts Plea Deal at Risk

Accused drug smuggler Cassandra Sainsbury’s court hearing in Colombia has been suspended, following the case’s judge’s deferring a decision on whether to accept her plea bargain over cocaine trafficking. The judge announced he needed more time to re-evaluate the plea bargain, after claims she was pressured into trafficking drugs. Sainsbury faced court in Bogota this…

Charges Laid Over Drugs Discovery in Kimberley

Dozens of homes in the Kimberley District have been raided in police operations targeting the sale of methylamphetamine and other illicit drugs. Kimberley Detectives, Broome Police and State Crime officers conducted an investigation leading to 32 search warrants in the Broome area. The operation has resulted in 20 people charged and 82 charges for various…

Labor and Liberal up in arms over meth sentencing

The McGowan Government has been accused of protecting meth dealers after they opposed Liberal’s legislation in State Parliament yesterday. The Liberal Party proposed that mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years should be introduced. Anyone caught with more than 200 grams of meth would be jailed for at least 15 years. Shadow Police Minister, Peter Katsambanis,…

Crackdown on Drug Dealers in Perth Entertainment Precinct

A six month operation has led to 56 people being charged with allegedly selling ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis inside licensed venues in Perth’s entertainment precincts. The operation has led to approximately $1.1 million worth of drugs being seized, including over 5000 ecstasy tablets and MDMA capsules, 430g of cocaine, 930g of cannabis and 320g of…

Meth, Heroin and Cash Seized By Perth Police.

Almost 4kgs of methylamphetamine, more than 3kgs of heroin and about $370,000 cash have been seized during searches across Perth. Detective Senior Sergeant, Peter Healy said, “these seizures came as a result of a lengthy investigation into illicit drug dealing in our community.” Organised Crime Squad detectives stopped a vehicle on Russell Street in Morley…

East Perth Apartment Police Search Uncovers Drugs and Stolen Goods

Police have broken up an alleged centre of drug sales following an East Perth search, resulting in charges laid and quantities of drugs, weapons and cash seized. Officers executed three drug search warrants at a Hay Street unit following police surveillance and inquiries in an effort to disrupt activities. They were executed on December 19…

Guns, Drugs and Cash Uncovered in Casuarina, Parmelia Police Raids

Police were required to diffuse an explosive device during a raid at a house in Perth’s south, where guns, drugs and cash were seized. Detectives executed a search warrant at a Casuarina property on Monday following inquiries into an alleged deprivation of liberty and assault of a 21-year-old woman. The Tactical Response Group found an…

Police Swoop on Regional Drug Ring in Goldfields Sting

Western Australian police have arrested and charged more than 40 people in a Goldfields drug sting that has targeted widespread use and sale of methylamphetamine in the area. Goldfields-Esperance Police and specialist State Crime officers issued warrants and raided more than 50 homes in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kambalda and Esperance, with further searches planned in the coming…