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Tasers, fake IDs and replica firearm in Turner haul

By 16 August 2012 10

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ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Fraud Team officers have seized more than 130 counterfeit driver’s licences, two taser-like devices, electronic equipment and a replica firearm during the execution of a search warrant in Turner yesterday afternoon (August 15).

Around 10am yesterday, police executed the warrant on a Turner apartment after a lengthy police investigation into counterfeit identification cards being presented at licensed premises around the ACT.

During the search, officers located New Zealand and Californian driver’s licences and proof-of-age cards along with paraphernalia and electronic equipment that was used to manufacture the bogus identification.

Officers also located and seized two taser-like devices and a replica firearm.

Detective Acting Sergeant Rachel Batterham from Criminal Investigations Fraud Team said that this investigation resulted from collaborative intelligence-gathering between police and private security.

“This seizure is significant as we believe it’s predominantly teenagers under the age of 18 who purchase counterfeit identification cards for the purpose of obtaining alcohol and entering licenced premises.

“ACT Policing often shares information with regulatory entities including the security industry, and we’ll be informing them of this seizure and asking the security industry to keep an eye out for counterfeit identification cards,” Detective Acting Sergeant Batterham said.

An 18-year-old Turner man will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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10 Responses to Tasers, fake IDs and replica firearm in Turner haul
#1
rhino3:55 pm, 16 Aug 12

So tasers are illegal? Is that because they are dangerous to use on people? But police can use them on youngsters that are no threat or old people and that’s fine?

#2
Tooks4:49 pm, 16 Aug 12

rhino said :

So tasers are illegal? Is that because they are dangerous to use on people? But police can use them on youngsters that are no threat or old people and that’s fine?

Yes, they can shoot people who are no threat as well. And punch people who are no threat. And capsicum spray people who are no threat. Just for fun. What great perks, hey?

#3
poetix8:39 am, 17 Aug 12

Sergeant Batterham! That sounds like she hits fellow officers.

#4
Sandman8:47 am, 17 Aug 12

And they can park where they want. And they get free spit in the face from junkies as part of their job.

#5
Mothy9:20 am, 17 Aug 12

Say what?

this investigation resulted from collaborative intelligence-gathering between police and private security.

What’s that involve? We outsource that too now?

#6
DavidL1:30 pm, 17 Aug 12

And they can pretend to be buses too – witness the police motorcyclist in the bus lane in Flemington Road at 8.35 am yesterday on obviously non-urgent business.

#7
aceofspades1:53 pm, 17 Aug 12

DavidL said :

And they can pretend to be buses too – witness the police motorcyclist in the bus lane in Flemington Road at 8.35 am yesterday on obviously non-urgent business.

Ummm, all motorcycles are allowed in bus lanes in the ACT.

#8
rhino3:07 pm, 17 Aug 12

aceofspades said :

DavidL said :

And they can pretend to be buses too – witness the police motorcyclist in the bus lane in Flemington Road at 8.35 am yesterday on obviously non-urgent business.

Ummm, all motorcycles are allowed in bus lanes in the ACT.

Really? I’m not a rider, but I didn’t know this.

#9
LSWCHP10:21 pm, 17 Aug 12

poetix said :

Sergeant Batterham! That sounds like she hits fellow officers.

This is obviously just another in the long list of joke names that the AFP media people are dreaming up to cover the real identities of their operatives. She joins the magnificently named Sgt Shakeshaft and his team of enforcers. :-)

#10
screaming banshee3:40 pm, 18 Aug 12

rhino said :

aceofspades said :

DavidL said :

And they can pretend to be buses too – witness the police motorcyclist in the bus lane in Flemington Road at 8.35 am yesterday on obviously non-urgent business.

Ummm, all motorcycles are allowed in bus lanes in the ACT.

Really? I’m not a rider, but I didn’t know this.

Really? How many more road rules dont you know?

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