Operation ACTUM 2019 out on the streets of WA

By Vesh Arumugam  In a new initiative by WA Police, the Operation Actum 2019 has been an efficient act to reduce and curb offenses relating to drug in WA. More than 150 people have been charged with over 450 offenses as part of this operation. Detectives from the Serious and Organised Crime Division coordinated the…

Roadside drug and alcohol testing increases with new funding

Drink and drug drivers will be targeted with an expansion of roadside alcohol and illicit substance testing in WA. The State Government has boosted funding to WA Police, providing a total of $7.4 million to allow them to conduct a record 42,000 drug tests and more than 1.9 million alcohol breath tests in the next…

Anti social and criminal behaviour in Midland under Police watch

Reports of antisocial and criminal behaviour around the Midland area is continuing to be investigated by the WA Police Force. It’s reported that on the back of localised anti-social behaviour incidents, tensions in specific communities are on the rise. Midland Police are aware of the issue, and are tackling it head-on, with support from other…

Big Bust In Fremantle Police Drug Operation

Fremantle Detectives have made a significant bust as part of their operation targeting the supply and distribution of MDMA, resulting in four people being charged with 42 drug related offences. The operation was conducted between December 2018 and February 2019, and included five search warrants being executed in the suburbs of Atwell, Northbridge and Innaloo.…

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…