Premier lashes out at ‘dropkicks’
WA Premier Mark McGowan labelled strawberry vandals “dropkicks” as his Government announced on Tuesday a $100,000 reward for their capture. Speaking at IGA Leederville, he said “every West Australian will want the book thrown at them”. He said the Serious and Organised Crime Division was investigating and anyone caught could be subject to a 20-year jail term. “They deserve to go to jail,” he said of the perpetrators. “Our strawberry growers are going through a tough time. “I’d encourage all West Australians to continue to buy West Australian strawberries. “It’s the peak of the market; they’re delicious. “You can take a simple precaution (cut them up). “They’re totally and absolutely safe.” The Federal Government has set aside $1 million to improve food safety and prevent tampering.