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Cube Drug Raid?

By gooterz - 26 March 2011 66

Just heard from a mate that police just raided Cube nightclub in civic?

Sniffer dogs and a few people caught with drugs.

Not sure if its true but anyone heard anything?

What’s Your opinion?


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Cube Drug Raid?
creative_canberran 4:39 pm 26 Mar 11

Is anyone who goes to Cube even gay anymore? It’s the favoured haunt of a lot of people from ANU because, or so they claim, it has better music than the other places and fewer middle age toolies trying to fit in.

Also, anyone notice that cube replaced the tradition nightclub steel door with a glass one. Why have nightclubs usually had thick steel doors and why the change now?

dundle 3:42 pm 26 Mar 11

Where did the second club come from? Reading the press realease I got the impression there was only one nightclub involved, Cube. The first sentence says “a search warrant on A licensed premises”. Then it goes on to say people were identified selling drugs from A nightclub, and a search warrant was executed on THE Cube. On my reading I got they were selling drugs at Cube, the police executed the search warrant at Cube, and then they seized the substances. I think it’s just poorly-written but is referring to Cube all along, they just don’t name it. Why would they execute a search warrant on Cube if the other people were selling from another nightclub?

The only possible option would be if they were spied selling drugs elsewhere then moved to Cube and were caught, but that seems less likely. Alternatively, if there was another place, maybe it wasn’t mentioned because they didn’t actually find anything there. I suppose it could be interpreted either way but the reading I got from it very clearly was that Cube was the only place they were at. Am I the only person who read it like that???

shadow boxer 3:41 pm 26 Mar 11

Yehit is really strange, i’ll give you that.

I could have a wild guess……………..Academy ?

vg 3:32 pm 26 Mar 11

johnboy said :

So why not name the other club SB?

There may be quite patent operational reasons for not doing so.

johnboy 3:19 pm 26 Mar 11

So why not name the other club SB?

shadow boxer 3:18 pm 26 Mar 11

And some people are so precious, Cube has a notorious reputation for drugs.

Sometimes it just is, i’d wager the people arrested were not gay but just young people enjoying a night out listening to techno.

Pommy bastard 2:47 pm 26 Mar 11

Bummer….

vg 12:21 pm 26 Mar 11

“Poorly thought out, blunderbuss actions such as raiding Canberra’s only remaining gay nightspot – supposedly on the premise of looking for drugs”

……which they found. But I gather you think the LGBT community should be left out of the rest of society’s laws and standards? Break the law and get locked up, doesn’t matter what sexual persuasion you are.

“This raid has the potential to be a PR disaster for the AFP”

How? Police execute drug warrant and find drugs. Since when has routine Police business been a basis for poor publicity. How about ‘Police Don’t Execute Drug Warrant Because It Was For a Gay Club’. How’s that for a headline for a sure PR winner.

Bubbagadouche 11:49 am 26 Mar 11

Some people are so small minded

gospeedygo 11:01 am 26 Mar 11

At least the cavity searches would be a bit easier.

R. Slicker 11:00 am 26 Mar 11

R. Slicker said :

not sure if you are being sarcastic but marching in the mardi gras does not equate to taking drugs?

it does seem odd/off, if what you say is true about other businesses in press releases not being identified, that cube specifically is.

I don’t think I made myself clear enough in my original post. I referred to the AFP sending a contingent to march in the Mardi Gras, as they have done since the early 2000s.

For the past few years there have been various initiatives aimed at improving relations between the AFP and the local gay community. Poorly thought out, blunderbuss actions such as raiding Canberra’s only remaining gay nightspot – supposedly on the premise of looking for drugs – bring back images of the old vice squad bashing gays and sending them to Cooma jail for 14 years under the old anti gay laws.

This raid has the potential to be a PR disaster for the AFP and could possibly undo all the hard work of the past few years in improving relations between police and the gay community.

johnboy 10:44 am 26 Mar 11

Well, in THIS media release one is named and the other is not.

However we did have a story on this going down at cube before the media release came out so *possibly* that is an explanation, or possibly it is not as the timeframes are very tight and I understand media sign off is byzantine for them.

toriness 10:37 am 26 Mar 11

R. Slicker said :

Yes, JB. Strange they’ve named Cube when their press releases in the past have very rarely named specific businesses. Remember last year when the brothel burnt down and they referred to the place as “a premises in Mitchell”? Look, I’m not calling it a homophobic attack but it sure makes you think, doesn’t it? Looks unmistakeably like they’re sending out a clear message to the gays that the days of marching in the Mardi Gras and other gay liaison initiatives are over.

not sure if you are being sarcastic but marching in the mardi gras does not equate to taking drugs?

it does seem odd/off, if what you say is true about other businesses in press releases not being identified, that cube specifically is.

R. Slicker 9:35 am 26 Mar 11

Yes, JB. Strange they’ve named Cube when their press releases in the past have very rarely named specific businesses. Remember last year when the brothel burnt down and they referred to the place as “a premises in Mitchell”? Look, I’m not calling it a homophobic attack but it sure makes you think, doesn’t it? Looks unmistakeably like they’re sending out a clear message to the gays that the days of marching in the Mardi Gras and other gay liaison initiatives are over.

johnboy 9:17 am 26 Mar 11

here’s your answer.

Given they named Cube and not the other nightclub you might have provoked a response there gooterz.

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