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Police drug bust clags up weekend traffic

By johnboy - 3 August 2012 33

ACT Policing Criminal Investigation officers are in the process of executing a drug warrant on a vehicle on the Federal Highway, Watson.

Around 3.00pm this afternoon, members of Criminal Investigations and the Special Response Group conducted the traffic stop on a vehicle near the Antill Street and Federal Highway intersection.

As a result of this traffic stop and the warrant being executed, the southbound lanes of the Federal Highway will be closed for a short period of time.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


UPDATE 03/08/12 17:10: Police Media have been in touch to let you know the highway has been reopened.

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Police drug bust clags up weekend traffic
m00nee 6:47 pm 05 Aug 12

It would appear that One’s supply of mind un-altering drugs were part of the drug supplies detained on Friday.

With the police executing a warrant on a vehicle they will need to search the car in situ. The police could have moved the vehicle but this would then leave the door open for the (alleged) drug traffickers solicitors to claim any find is tainted.

Russ 5:59 pm 05 Aug 12

I still don’t quite get this – the stop was near the intersection of Antill St and the Federal Highway – why not just direct the vehicle into Antill St and do their thing there?

LSWCHP 5:59 pm 05 Aug 12

Evil_Kitten said :

Oh if there were guns involved I take back what I said. It didn’t sound that serious in the initial post.

If I were a cop making a drug bust these days, I would make sure that guns were involved. My guns. Lots and lots of them.

There are very nasty people from South America and Mexico getting involved in the importation of drugs into Australia. They have knives, guns, chainsaws and other weapons, and they’re not afraid to use them. In fact, they seem to quite enjoy using them. Just Google for “Mexican drug beheadings” to see what might be heading our way shortly.

Unlike One, if the cops want to clear a very large area around a drug bust, I’m only too happy to wait it out, well clear of the line of fire.

Antagonist 3:18 pm 05 Aug 12

fabforty said :

Felix the Cat said :

I heard there were weapons (guns) found so perhaps the cops were afraid a shooting match might start and therefore took the precaution of closing the road so a stray bullet wouldn’t hit a passing member of the public.

Exactly. And I am sure the posters above would be the first to jump on the bandwagon and blame the police for not protecting the public properly if some passing motorist was hurt.

Perhaps the highway was not the ideal place to conduct a traffic stop for the purpose of executing a search warrant? More so if there was a likelihood of weapons being involved. If they had chosen/planned to use a more appropriate location then there would not have been a need to shut the highway down, while still being able to do their job.

Evil_Kitten 2:53 pm 05 Aug 12

Oh if there were guns involved I take back what I said. It didn’t sound that serious in the initial post.

Mr Evil 12:15 pm 05 Aug 12

One said :

Not even sure if I have 1 cell but here goes.

They will close the entire road – unlike in other states of Australia where police use the public in cars to act as a crash barrier, seems people have mobile phones these days which makes placing the public in danger a bit of a news story.

The RTA/Police will also close the road when they know they will be saying – your under arrest, as in this case it is the place of a crime, as they have alleged to a judge in a statement; And should the person/s at that location say “no” which police will make sure they won’t record – then police will use hand guns up to the point of causing lawful death to make their arrest.

I agree its an act of thuggery and nothing else. The police business these days is to protect corrupt government ministers though the use of domestic blindness, and to get quota filled at any cost.

Just think it could of been worse – they could of been doing a mental health check, which always requires 2 armed police without any mental health qualification to confront a person they are told will need arresting/shutting-up (as the police are already predisposed – sometimes with false information, and without right of law they will act on ANY information supplied to them with the intent to cause harm to the person they suspect of ‘breaking law’. This state has come about because no one has ever been able to take the Federal Police to court where they suddenly turn into ACT policing – but if someone ever did, expect the result in 50 years time thanks to the legal process).

PS: for everyone – if your ever confronted by police, press record! Just in-case they have come from the shooting range – temporary hearing loss is a valid excuse if your taking medication for stress of having ‘responsibility’ to get paid.

You’re really not quite right in the head, are you?

bigfeet 12:01 pm 05 Aug 12

One said :

Not even sure if I have 1 cell but here goes.

They will close the entire road – unlike in other states of Australia where police use the public in cars to act as a crash barrier, seems people have mobile phones these days which makes placing the public in danger a bit of a news story.

The RTA/Police will also close the road when they know they will be saying – your under arrest, as in this case it is the place of a crime, as they have alleged to a judge in a statement; And should the person/s at that location say “no” which police will make sure they won’t record – then police will use hand guns up to the point of causing lawful death to make their arrest.

I agree its an act of thuggery and nothing else. The police business these days is to protect corrupt government ministers though the use of domestic blindness, and to get quota filled at any cost.

Just think it could of been worse – they could of been doing a mental health check, which always requires 2 armed police without any mental health qualification to confront a person they are told will need arresting/shutting-up (as the police are already predisposed – sometimes with false information, and without right of law they will act on ANY information supplied to them with the intent to cause harm to the person they suspect of ‘breaking law’. This state has come about because no one has ever been able to take the Federal Police to court where they suddenly turn into ACT policing – but if someone ever did, expect the result in 50 years time thanks to the legal process).

PS: for everyone – if your ever confronted by police, press record! Just in-case they have come from the shooting range – temporary hearing loss is a valid excuse if your taking medication for stress of having ‘responsibility’ to get paid.

Is this post in English?

fabforty 10:18 am 05 Aug 12

Felix the Cat said :

I heard there were weapons (guns) found so perhaps the cops were afraid a shooting match might start and therefore took the precaution of closing the road so a stray bullet wouldn’t hit a passing member of the public.

Exactly. And I am sure the posters above would be the first to jump on the bandwagon and blame the police for not protecting the public properly if some passing motorist was hurt.

KeenGolfer 10:00 am 05 Aug 12

One said :

Not even sure if I have 1 cell but here goes.

I’m pretty sure after that rant that you don’t.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:49 am 05 Aug 12

lol one you are a grade a nutter. I’m not a fan of a bunch of stuff the coppers do and ways they act, but your unbacked comments here and in other threads seem to be coming from a incredibly paranoid and mentally ill person.

Felix the Cat 7:29 am 05 Aug 12

I heard there were weapons (guns) found so perhaps the cops were afraid a shooting match might start and therefore took the precaution of closing the road so a stray bullet wouldn’t hit a passing member of the public.

Evil_Kitten 4:50 am 05 Aug 12

I’m all for police doing what they need to do in the line of duty, but yeah that does seem like overkill. It’s a two lane road also! Not like it’s a little skinny road with no room to manoeuvre around.

One 3:21 am 05 Aug 12

Not even sure if I have 1 cell but here goes.

They will close the entire road – unlike in other states of Australia where police use the public in cars to act as a crash barrier, seems people have mobile phones these days which makes placing the public in danger a bit of a news story.

The RTA/Police will also close the road when they know they will be saying – your under arrest, as in this case it is the place of a crime, as they have alleged to a judge in a statement; And should the person/s at that location say “no” which police will make sure they won’t record – then police will use hand guns up to the point of causing lawful death to make their arrest.

I agree its an act of thuggery and nothing else. The police business these days is to protect corrupt government ministers though the use of domestic blindness, and to get quota filled at any cost.

Just think it could of been worse – they could of been doing a mental health check, which always requires 2 armed police without any mental health qualification to confront a person they are told will need arresting/shutting-up (as the police are already predisposed – sometimes with false information, and without right of law they will act on ANY information supplied to them with the intent to cause harm to the person they suspect of ‘breaking law’. This state has come about because no one has ever been able to take the Federal Police to court where they suddenly turn into ACT policing – but if someone ever did, expect the result in 50 years time thanks to the legal process).

PS: for everyone – if your ever confronted by police, press record! Just in-case they have come from the shooting range – temporary hearing loss is a valid excuse if your taking medication for stress of having ‘responsibility’ to get paid.

troll-sniffer 5:32 pm 04 Aug 12

Can any sane person with more than three working brain cells attempt to justify why the whole frickin road has to be closed just for an operation such as this? Are today’s cops such a bunch of mummy’s boys and blouse-wearing scaredy cats that the concept of getting off the frickin’ road and conducting enquiries in a manner that causes less disruption to people’s lives is off the radar? Does the evidence obtained form a stopped vehicle change just because the vehicle is moved off a busy road lane and onto a verge?

To me this was a display of the type of sheer unadulterated arrogance that the cops are displaying more and more as they go about their business without giving two blue shits in a pink handbag how their oh so incredibly important control over the public is displayed. Wankers.

johnboy 5:12 pm 03 Aug 12

Police media have been in touch to say the highway has reopened.

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