Welfare and legal assistance to be provided with new Custody Notification Service

Indigenous Western Australians will be receiving improved assistance if arrested, with the Custody Notification Service (CNS)now operational, the State Government has announced. The CNS will provide 24-hour legal advice and welfare checks to all Aboriginal people if they are taken into custody, as a key recommendation of the coronial inquest into the death of Ms…

Drugs seized on Abrolhos Islands following police operation

WA Police have seized illicit drugs off the coast of Geraldton, following a police operation involving tip-offs from the local community. Police with the help of Australian Federal Police (AFP), Border Force, Home Affairs, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, recovered about one tonne of illicit drugs on Stick Island as part of Operation Shipton, after receiving…

WA voluntary euthanasia laws a step closer as bill passes lower house

WA’s proposed voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws has passed the first hurdle, bring the legislation a step closer towards being legalised. Parliament’s Lower House overwhelmingly backed the laws on Tuesday night, with 44 votes of support to 12 against. The proposed laws enable terminally ill adults in pain with less than six months to live…

Government funding stamps out graffiti as police reveal most wanted

The McGowan Government has targeted illegal graffiti with increased efforts to crack down on vandals. The government has announced grants as part of its commitment to community safety and crime prevention to address graffiti, as WA Police released its most wanted list of graffiti vandals. As part of the grants, funding of up to $15,000…

WA Police Number Plate Recognition operation already successful

In a focused police operation, over 100 officers took to the Causeway and the streets of East Perth for the updated Automatic Number Plate Recognition roll out. During this ‘anywhere anytime’ approach, drivers can be pulled up for road safety or illegalities, and then checked over for any other offences.  The latest Automatic Number Plate…

New strategy in WA will bring international drug syndicate to light

By Vesh Arumugam  Under a new strategy of WA Police Force, international illicit drug trade and other highest levels of organised crimes will be disrupted in Western Australia. This amazing strategy, Operational Signal, has already targeted significant outcomes. There have been 50 search warrants executed across Perth over the last three days to unpick every…

Police seize 59kg of methamphetamine in Perth drug bust

WA Police have arrested five men after seizing 59 kilograms of methamphetamine in Perth. The Organised Crime Squad seized the drugs as part of investigations across the Metropolitan Region in the past week, seizing the drugs which have a street value of about $59 million. Detectives executed search warrants in South Lake, Perth and Rivervale…