Buckley sniffs out trouble on our trains
A POLICE drug dog detected 14 people suspected of possessing drugs during a Cottesloe police operation targeting trains between Mosman Park and Claremont stations, and in Claremont’s CBD, last Thursday.
“The operation was conducted because when we map crime in the area, we see a strong connection between the train line and Stirling Highway and reports either side of those routes,” Senior Sergeant Neil MortonSmith said.
Police are aware people use the train lines to transport drugs and access drug dealers and believe they may also commit crimes in adjacent suburbs.
More searches on the trains are planned.
“And that’s why we’ve got the drug dog to see how much, if any, drugs are going along the line,” Sgt Morton-Smith said.
Drug dog Buckley, with his handler Constable Mitch Rowe, searched carriages and detected three people, including a West Perth woman (48) and a Meadow Springs woman (25), with small amounts of marijuana, and they were issued with cannabis intervention notices requiring them to attend a lecture on the drug.
Buckley can detect a range of drugs, including heroin, ecstacy and methamphetamine.