Op. tar­gets li­censed premises

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

De­niliquin Lo­cal Area Com­mand po­lice con­ducted more than 500 road­side breath tests and pa­trolled more than 60 li­censed premises as part of Oper­a­tion Barb over the week­end.

Aimed at tar­get­ing and re­duc­ing in­ci­dents of crime with a di­rect link to al­co­hol and anti-so­cial be­hav­iour, the oper­a­tion was con­ducted from Fri­day to Sun­day.

Dur­ing the course of the oper­a­tion five peo­ple were ar­rested, two of whom were re­fused bail.

De­niliquin Po­lice In­spec­tor Jy Brown said sim­i­lar oper­a­tions would con­tinue to be held on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

‘‘Over­all, po­lice were pleased with the be­hav­iour of pa­trons across the week­end,’’ he said.

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