PD po­lice want drug info di­rect

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Madi­son Wil­liams

PORT Dou­glas Of­fi­cer in Charge Damian Mead­ows has asked the pub­lic to re­port any sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour di­rectly to lo­cal po­lice so that they can ‘fight the scourge of ice’ in the com­mu­nity.

“I would im­plore peo­ple to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to lo­cal po­lice to en­able the po­lice to rid the com­mu­nity of ice,” said Sergeant Mead­ows.

“They ob­vi­ously can be af­forded amenity pro­tec­tion and granted anonymity.”

His re­marks fol­low the shock news three Port Dou­glas peo­ple were caught up in a drug bust which was part of the ma­jor op­er­a­tion North Kim­ber­lite that tar­geted drug ac­tiv­ity be­tween Cairns and Port Dou­glas.

Po­lice raided a house on Garrick St and ar­rested a 43-yearold woman for drug traf­fick­ing.

Bun­ga­low man Paul Gra- ham, 34 has been iden­ti­fied as the prin­ci­pal fo­cus of the 11month in­ves­ti­ga­tion how­ever, Far North drug squad Det Sgt Brad Grace said the woman was al­legedly con­sid­ered a key fig­ure in the sup­ply chain in Port Dou­glas.

“She was ul­ti­mately in­volved in the sup­ply of ice in the Port Dou­glas and Moss­man ar­eas,” he said.

“She was ar­rested and charged with drug traf­fick­ing, and has been bailed to ap­pear in the Moss­man Mag­is­trates Court on Novem­ber 11.”

Also in Port Dou­glas two men, aged 44 and 41, were charged with drug and weapon of­fences on the same day.

The pair will also ap­pear in court next month.

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