51kg of drugs seized over three months

By 23 December, 2013 12

ACT Policing has seized over 51kg of suspected illicit drugs worth an potential estimated combined street value of about $2 998 000 during the three month campaign (between September and December) targeting illicit drugs in the Canberra community.

Detective Sergeant Shane Scott said the results ACT Policing has had so far have been better than he anticipated.

“On top of these results in the last three weeks since the campaign ended officers have seized more than one million dollars’ worth of illicit drugs and assets,” Detective Sergeant Scott said.

“We saw a 50.5 per cent increase in calls to Crime Stoppers in relation to illicit drug activity in our community compared to the same time frame last year. In total we received 140 reports from members of the public which is a fantastic outcome.”

“We are still assessing all the information received from the public and I would like to assure the community that detectives will look into each and every report, but these types of investigations take time and we will hopefully see more results in the coming months.”

The information ACT Policing received has already resulted in multiple warrants and the subsequent seizure of suspected illicit drugs and criminal assets.

“On December 4 police executed a search warrant on a home in Isabella Plains as a direct result of information received through Crime Stoppers and this shows the direct effect people can have on criminal activity in their neighbourhood,” Detective Sergeant Scott said.

“We are still urging anyone with information regarding illicit drugs in the community to contact Crime Stoppers.”

Anyone who has information on illicit drugs can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

Please login to post your comments
12 Responses to 51kg of drugs seized over three months
#1
obamabinladen11:20 pm, 23 Dec 13

What a complete waste of time!!! How about catching some real criminals like the little s*** in narrabundah slitting everyone’s tyres.

#2
buzz81910:02 am, 24 Dec 13

obamabinladen said :

What a complete waste of time!!! How about catching some real criminals like the little s*** in narrabundah slitting everyone’s tyres.

Umm they are real criminals, they are really breaking real laws, means they are really criminals…

#3
BimboGeek11:13 am, 24 Dec 13

I’d still prefer they put the effort into a crime that actually matters, like the tyre slitting.

I was just yesterday looking at one of the Manuka junkies. He had flies on his face like a horse and didn’t make any effort to shoo them away. Sad, but he’s mentally challenged and can’t get a job, (seriously, his idea of job-hunting was going around the block asking if anyone had a job with no resume and not even a phone number because he doesn’t have the skills or support to even apply for jobs) so what else does he have but taking too much drugs and hanging around outside the supermarket?

What are you going to do, throw him in jail for incompetence?

#4
Funky111:49 am, 24 Dec 13

51 kilos is a hell of a lot of drugs to keep off the streets.
Maybe not in the grand scheme of things, but I’d rather that then any of it peddled to my kids or anyone else’s.
Surely much more important then a few slashed bits of rubber.

#5
James_Ryan2:48 pm, 24 Dec 13

51kg of illicit drugs seized over a three month period. This figure includes all drugs seized, but predominantly cannabis.

Now ask yourself what amount of illicit drugs is consumed in the ACT over a three month period.

I could work out a guesstimate based on reported rates of consumption of the various substances but (a) couldn’t be bothered, and (b) it’s safe to say that many times 51kg of illicit drugs are consumed in the ACT over a three month period.

Did 51kg make much difference? It probably made a little difference and was inconvenient for those who lost their drugs.

Is Canberra a safer place because of it? Do Canberrans now consume fewer illicit drugs than they did prior to this operation? Are drugs harder to get or more expensive? Is participating in our drug market less appealing for suppliers than it was before? No IMO to all those things.

#6
chewy142:59 pm, 24 Dec 13

Funky1 said :

51 kilos is a hell of a lot of drugs to keep off the streets.
Maybe not in the grand scheme of things, but I’d rather that then any of it peddled to my kids or anyone else’s.
Surely much more important then a few slashed bits of rubber.

Except for the fact that no one actively wants to have their tires slashed whereas there are shedloads of functional adults who make the conscious informed decision to buy and take drugs, hurting no one directly but themselves.

The tires aren’t important, but they’re far more important than cops wasting their time on this.

#7
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd3:36 pm, 24 Dec 13

Funky1 said :

51 kilos is a hell of a lot of drugs to keep off the streets.
Maybe not in the grand scheme of things, but I’d rather that then any of it peddled to my kids or anyone else’s.
Surely much more important then a few slashed bits of rubber.

Waste of time if it’s mostly pot, a harmless drug.

#8
Tool7:43 pm, 24 Dec 13

Drugs are illegal and people in this town make a hell of a lot of money out of it, however those opposing the efforts of the police are likely the weekend pot smoker or pill popper who thinks knowing a ‘drug dealer with a cool car’ gives them status in society.

Ooh I know a bikie, ooh I know a drug dealer, can I score so I can continue to undermine efforts of those who still give a shit and see the bad side of drugs.

Introduce unexplained wealth laws on par with WA and see how cool these wankers become. Haters gonna hate but screw giving derros a free ride IMO.

#9
chewy1411:26 am, 25 Dec 13

Tool said :

Drugs are illegal and people in this town make a hell of a lot of money out of it, however those opposing the efforts of the police are likely the weekend pot smoker or pill popper who thinks knowing a ‘drug dealer with a cool car’ gives them status in society.

Ooh I know a bikie, ooh I know a drug dealer, can I score so I can continue to undermine efforts of those who still give a shit and see the bad side of drugs.

Introduce unexplained wealth laws on par with WA and see how cool these wankers become. Haters gonna hate but screw giving derros a free ride IMO.

Or the government could legalise drugs and start selling them.

Extra revenue for them and ruined business model for the bikies/dealers. Win win.

#10
BimboGeek10:24 am, 26 Dec 13

Tool said :

Drugs are illegal and people in this town make a hell of a lot of money out of it, however those opposing the efforts of the police are likely the weekend pot smoker or pill popper who thinks knowing a ‘drug dealer with a cool car’ gives them status in society.

Ooh I know a bikie, ooh I know a drug dealer, can I score so I can continue to undermine efforts of those who still give a shit and see the bad side of drugs.

Introduce unexplained wealth laws on par with WA and see how cool these wankers become. Haters gonna hate but screw giving derros a free ride IMO.

I’ll bite, because I know a few ex drug dealers or people I have reason to suspect may be drug dealers and as far as I can see they come in two flavours of fail.

The failing businessman builds his little drug dealing business on the side. He may appear to have a nice car or nice house but it was financed on a very temporary moment of great success for the business and in many cases he basically lives the overworked middle class battler lifestyle because the fancy car was already reposessed if indeed there ever was one. The more he gets into drugs, the more his real business fails. It seems like the business would do well if he ran it properly but while it’s failing he gets more and more into drugs. Regardless of whether he ends up in jail, it doesn’t end well.

The unemployable drug dealer might seem to his buddies like a very clever and crafty guy who could easily be running a big business but instead he’s living in a dingy flat with nobody but junkies for company, so how smart is he really?

Admittedly I don’t run in drug dealer circles, I just observe people and if I meet a fruitcake I tend to listen to his crazy for a while rather than run away. It’s an artistic thing in my personality that many consider a flaw. So I may have the wrong end of the stick but I think drug dealers are really struggling and that punishing people for incompetence doesn’t seem a sound strategy for making them succeed.

#11
obamabinladen2:09 pm, 26 Dec 13

Firstly the 51 kg of so called drugs is a total load of bulls*** because what it fails to mention is they include the weight of the entire cannabis plant/plants, packaging etc, so the actual amount of usable drugs that has been confiscated would be drastically reduced I’d imagine 5kg at best. Just a play at a bit of good publicity. Let’s face it prohibition doesn’t work! People will always do what they want to do making it illegal just creates a bigger problem.

#12
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd3:22 pm, 26 Dec 13

Tool said :

Drugs are illegal and people in this town make a hell of a lot of money out of it, however those opposing the efforts of the police are likely the weekend pot smoker or pill popper who thinks knowing a ‘drug dealer with a cool car’ gives them status in society.

Ooh I know a bikie, ooh I know a drug dealer, can I score so I can continue to undermine efforts of those who still give a shit and see the bad side of drugs.

Introduce unexplained wealth laws on par with WA and see how cool these wankers become. Haters gonna hate but screw giving derros a free ride IMO.

What are you, 14?

Who the heck thinks they are cool or better social status if the know a bikie or dealer?

Advertisement
GET PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Halloween in Australia?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

IMAGES OF CANBERRA

Advertisement
Sponsors
RiotACT Proudly Supports
Copyright © 2014 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.