Drugs, Weapons and Cash Seized in Perth Drug Raids

Police have arrested and charged three men a large haul of drugs were seized during raids in Perth targeting a “suspected criminal network”. Organised Crime Squad detectives carried out the drug busts on City Beach, West Leederville, Gnangara, Applecross, Madeley, Dayton and Ascot homes, alleging drugs worth $33 million and cash at the homes. Police…

School leavers ready to celebrate

Next week thousands of school leavers are heading down south and to Rottnest Island, in celebration of completing of 12 years of schooling. Safety, alcohol and recreational drug use are a concern for parents, as recent years have depicted leavers as being ‘wild’ and ‘out of control’. Leavers Manager for WA, Clint Browning, explained that…

Government Drug and Alcohol Prison Slammed Over Lack of Model, Business Case

The Liberal Party has criticised the State Government over a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison, over its operating model or knowledge of the costs. Shadow Corrective Services Minister Peter Katsambanis said the McGowan Government’s plan for a dedicated drug and alcohol rehabilitation prison is in disarray claiming Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan did not…

Police Seize Meth in Perth’s Southern Suburbs

Five people have been charged with drug-related offences after the organised crime squad carried out an operation to target the distribution of methylamphetamine. Detectives seized 1.3 kilograms of methylamphetamine and $200,000 in cash after executing seven search warrants in Harrisadale, Forrestfield, Gosnells, Martin, Forrestdale and Morely. Suspected stolen or unlawfully owned property and a variety…

Lathlain Bust Uncovers Drugs, Weapons and Cash

WA Police have charged a man with drugs and weapons possession following a search on a Lathlain home. Kensington detectives and Organised Crime Squad officers seized the drugs on Wednesday after a search operation Police searched two locations as part of the operation with the first a hire car near Great Eastern Highway in Belmont.…

Tough New Meth Laws to Jail Traffickers for Life

WA methamphetamine traffickers will face life in prison, under the introduction of tougher new meth laws. The Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Methamphetamine Offences) Bill has passed both houses of State Parliament overnight, increasing the maximum sentence of trafficking 28 grams or more or meth from 25 years to life imprisonment. It will also allow the…

Cassie Sainsbury to Face Trial After Rejected Plea Deal

Alleged Australian drug mule Cassie Sainsbury could face decades in a Colombian prison after a judge threw out her plea bargain over a cocaine-trafficking deal between her lawyers and prosecutors. Judge Leon rejected the plea agreement on the grounds she did not accept full responsibility for trying to smuggle drugs. The judge read out testimony…

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…