Wastewater Analysis Reveals $9.3bn Spent on Australian Drug Use

Australians spent $9.3 billion on illicit drugs last year, with the use of a number of major drugs increasing from previous years. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released its national wastewater drug monitoring program report on Wednesday, revealing results of its analysis of the nation’s drug use through waste water. The commission monitored 58 wastewater…

Significant drug seizures in High Wycombe and Golden Bay

By Helene Fung The WA Police has made two significant drug seizures yesterday (31st January 2019), in High Wycombe and Golden Bay respectively. A 20-year-old man from High Wycombe was driving in Rivervale at 11am yesterday, and was stopped by the police, and allegedly found in possession of $689,860 in cash. He has been charged…

Funding Boost Community Groups’ Fight Against Crime and Drugs

WA’s fight against drugs and crime will get a funding boost, with grants to support local community groups. 13 not-for-profit community groups will share in $2.13 million of funds under the McGowan government’s Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program, to support victims of crime and substance misuse across the state. “Since the inaugural funding round in…

NSW Man Charged After Meth, Cocaine Hidden in Car Seized in Perth

A NSW man will face court after WA Police seized around 6kg of drugs hidden in a vehicle. Police arrested the man from Punchbowl after finding the drugs during a traffic stop including 3.98kg of methamphetamine and 2kg of cocaine. Organised Crime Squad detectives will allege that on 14 January, a Toyota Rav 4 was…

Rebels Gang Members Arrested and Charged Following South West Raids

WA Police have arrested and charged 16 people following search warrants on premises in WA South West, as part of efforts targeting activities of the Rebels motorcycle gang. Gang Squad detectives, Busselton detectives and Australind Police executed 13 warrants on 17 and 18 December. During the searches, police located and seized over $174,000 in cash,…

Gosnells Man Charged in Drugs Bust

WA Police have arrested and charged a Gosnells man over drugs possession, after a search of Gosnells home this week. Gosnells Police executed a search warrant the Southern River Road home on Monday, as part of an ongoing effort to reduce the supply of drugs in the area. During the search, police allegedly located and…

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…