1 PERTH AIRPORT The WA Police organised crime squad meth transport team (MTT) and Australian Border Force (ABF) seized about 3kg of methylamphetamine and 17kg of cannabis after a week-long operation at the Perth Domestic Airport. The operation was conducted between April 4 and April 8 and involved the MTT, ABF and WA police canine squad. The MTT polices transport hubs and gateways to target the supply of prohibited drugs into WA. WA Police Det-Sen. Sgt Jason Blaine said this operation has stopped a large amount of crystal methylamphetamine and cannabis from hitting the streets. “This operation highlights our ability to rapidly deploy resources where they are needed to target the supply of illicit drugs in our community,” Det-Sen. Sgt Blaine said.The ABF works with its partner agencies such as the Australian Federal Police and WA Police to maintain a strong presence at the border. ABF Superintendent Emma Newman said this was a great example of agencies working together to combat crime in the community. “This operation is one of the many joint operations across the country where law enforcement agencies collaborate to target the movement of prohibited imports and exports – including firearms – the illegal movement of currency, and the importation and domestic distribution of narcotics,” Supt Newman said. The operation led officers to charge a 40-year-old man from Liverpool, New South Wales, with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply in relation to the seizure of 3kg of methylamphetamine. He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court on April 27. A 40-year-old man from St Albans, Victoria, was also charged with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply in relation to the seizure of 17kg of cannabis. He is due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court.
2 BURSWOOD POLICE have recently released CCTV images (right) from an armed robbery in Burswood early last month and are calling on the public for information. On March 2, a man entered an of- fice on Teddington Road about 10am, brandished what is believed to have been a syringe and demanded cash from staff. He was given an amount of cash and then left the store. The offender is described as being
fair skinned, about 170cm tall with a medium build. He was balding, had a shaved head and tattoos on his chest. At the time he was wearing a black jacket, dark pants, boots, gloves and sunglasses. Anyone with information is asked to called Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. 3 BELMONT A 44-YEAR-old man who was allegedly involved in a robbery at a Belmont sport store was arrested in Perth last week. Belmont Police said the man of no fixed address took more than $500 worth of clothing from the store and is alleged to have violently pushed a female staff member. He faces court at a later date.