Operation Fortitude - Brisbane Water Local Area Command

Sunday, 19 March 2017 03:05:05 PM

Police have this weekend continued an ongoing operation into the street-level supply of prohibited drugs across Brisbane Water Local Area Command.

On Friday 17 March 2017 and Saturday 18 March, 2017, officers from the Brisbane Water Target Action Group (TAG) attended licensed premises across the command, where drug activity is suspected.

Over the two nights, police arrested eight people resulting in 19 charges, in conjunction with 24 vehicle stops, with drivers were subjected to a random drug and/or alcohol tests. Five vehicles were searched.

Included in the results was the arrest and charging of a 19-year-old Bluehaven man after police allegedly located 73 MDMA tablets when his car was searched at Erina.

He was charged with supply prohibited drug and was granted bail to appear in Gosford Local Court on Tuesday 11 April 2017.

Brisbane Water Local Area Commander, Superintendent Danny Sullivan, said it was disappointing the impact illicit drugs had on the local community, with young lives often the most at risk.

“Brisbane Water Local Area Command officers will continue to arrest people supplying prohibited drugs in this command,” he said

“The safety and well-being of people in this community is our number one priority and we will continue to run operations such as these to target drug activity.

“Most importantly, every piece of information you provide can help solve crimes and reduce drug supply – so if you know something, say something by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” he said.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.