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…

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…

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.…

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…