Street Watch

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

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.

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