WA-South Australia investigations claim six arrests, drugs seizures

Six people have been charged following investigations into a suspected serious crime group operation between Western Australia and South Australia. The people were arrested and charged following search warrants executed in Padbury, Beckenham, Mount Lawley, Morley, Highgate, Mirrabooka, Trigg and Kardinya. An initial search warrant were executed at a residence in Warburton Avenue on Monday,…

WA man and woman breach travel ban for drugs, guns crimes

A man and a woman have been accused of drugs and firearms offences, after they were caught evading WA’s coronavirus travel checkpoints Bunbury Detectives arrested the two people as part of an operation targeting criminal activity in their district relating to drug distribution, money laundering, fraud and breaching COVID-19 travel restrictions. Detectives pulled over their…

WA Police truck stop lands 31kg drug haul

WA Police have seized more than 30kg of illicit drugs from the cabin of a truck, in what it says is a “significant disruption” to an established criminal network. Police stopped a Kenworth truck on Great Eastern Highway in The Lakes on Christmas Eve last year, finding an alleged 19kgs of Methylamphetamine, 10kgs of MDMA…

WA drug harm inquiry recommends health focus instead of criminal penalties

A parliamentary inquiry has called for a stronger health focus instead of criminal penalties to reduce harm from illicit drugs, to increase support for drug addicted Western Australians. The inquiry has recommended a shift from a criminal justice approach, with inquiry the parliamentary select committee stating that users should be able to receive support “rather…

26 people charged and drugs recovered in Perth, Northbridge drug operation

WA Police have seized a large quantity of drugs and arrested 26 people, following an operation targeting prohibited drugs in Perth and Northbridge’s entertainment precincts. As part of Operation Observant, officers seized drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD and psylocibin mushrooms by uniformed and plainclothes officers. 2.8kg of MDMA and 1kg of cannabis was also seized…