A ‘significant’ amount of drugs and firearms have been seized by police from Geraldton, Dongara and Port Denison properties as the Crime Stoppers ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign continues to get results in WA’s Mid West.
Police say 35 arrests have been made, resulting in numerous seizures of drugs and weapons estimated at more than $50,000.
“These are a direct result of the information we’ve received from the public through Crime Stoppers.” said Mid West Gascoyne District Inspector Scott Morrissey. “Any efforts we can undertake to put pressure on drug suppliers and keep them out of business means we can curtail the amount of drugs in the community which flows on to our kids and families.”
Mid West Gascoyne Police Superintendent Mike Bell said “I expect we will do a lot more search warrants and have a lot more seizures in the near future as a result of this campaign.”
Police in the Wheatbelt region are also getting behind this initiative, using social media to spread the message that local residents should report any drug dealing activity or suspicious behaviour they come across.
Shire of Northam CEO Jason Whiteaker said the use of ice is linked with aggression and violence by some users, which is a risk to the whole community.
Because Crime Stoppers is an anonymous and confidential service, people feel safer providing information about illegal activities which are threatening the safety of their community.
Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on the anonymous telephone hotline 1800 333 000 or report securely through the online form at www.crimestopperswa.com.au