Stopping crime in its tracks
SOUTH-west detectives have joined forces to target crime against children in a month-long operation.
Detectives from Dalby, Murgon, Charleville, Roma, Toowoomba, Kingaroy and St George Child Protection and Investigation Branches and St George Criminal Investigation Branch came together this month for the blitz directed at targeting offences involving children.
Operation Papa Keeper swept through the south-west district, cleaning up offences relating to child protection and others ranging from armed robbery, rape matters, stalking, assaults and illicit drug offences, including police seizing a significant 18.5kg of marijuana in one seizure.
Detective Sergeant Craig Ellis said the operation was a tremendous success, with 18 arrests and more than 14 notices to appear in court issued, which resulted in more than 78 charges.
Despite hardly having time to even sleep, the detectives involved were impressed with their achievements.
Results like these give the community satisfaction in knowing that no matter how small the town, police are serious about reducing crime in these rural and remote areas.
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