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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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One 3:58 am 07 Aug 12

LSWCHP said :

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.

would 10km be enough space – at a 22deg slant for a medium powered firearm that could penetrate a car?

I hope they were ready for hollow points, and was the fire truck waiting near by – never know what could happen as you say.

Perhaps they had a drone/chopper going also?

Any idea on operational costs.

One 3:54 am 07 Aug 12

Spiral said :

A good bit of perspective.

I’m sure that no-one would claim the police perform every operation perfectly and in hindsight some things could often have been done better.

But cops do get killed by nutters.

At the end of the day some inconvenience to the public is far far better than some mother having to explain to her kids why their daddy isn’t ever coming home from work.

Police dont have the right to put their lives in danger – they may do so in the course of their duty but that is another matter, they by law are to 1) Protect; 2) serve the public. {cut down version}

They do have trucks and vans with screens – but in this case I do accept they may of been over kill.

And where was the armored truck? it had better of been at that location!

One 3:51 am 07 Aug 12

KeenGolfer said :

One said :

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

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

and thats your answer to the question troll’y asked.. lol GO HOME!

One 3:45 am 07 Aug 12

Maybe just maybe its the fact every ones doing 100km in a 80 zone.. ???? ANSWERS REQUIRED!

who feels like going for a drive 🙂

One 3:42 am 07 Aug 12

while im here – was it a 2km fire range? how about at an angle of 22deg?

One 3:38 am 07 Aug 12

Traffic – and who said anything about being held up?

LMFAO – You must upload your selves reading – the internet needs another Leave Britney alone, video.

Maybe – just maybe the police could of said – we had to deploy road spikes?

Does anyone have the locations of all of Canberra Ambo’s at that time, and lets overlay that with a map of emergency calls to 000 for medical assistance. I’m sure the Ambo’s would of had to wait for the operation to complete just like they do for every drunken assault. But alas such information and protocol seems to be made ad-hock here in good old Canberra.

So whats a few people getting fired for not presenting to work on time – im sure its their fault this event had to occure after and during the crimes of perhaps driving while under the influence, trafficking of UNKNOWN substances as it now seems, and lets hope there was no servo of fuel depots close by.

As for cops stress – must be good to be in a family of police for the last 200 years.

Antagonist 10:38 pm 06 Aug 12

LSWCHP said :

Antagonist said :

Chocolatelover said :

OH MY GOODNESS! I AM SO FREAKING MAD RIGHT NOW i CAN’T TYPE PROPERLY!

(snip ranting)

Ugh so mad right now. Get over yourselves – troll-sniffer I’m looking at you – and stop critising and whinging and get on with your own life and let my husband and his team do their jobs!

Take a spoonful of concrete and harden up, princess.

These are honest words from a woman who faces the possibility of her husband not coming home from work every day, because he’s in the business of keeping us safe from the Blokes in the White Commodores.

My sister is in a similar situation with her husband who is a firefighter, as was my neighbour until his soldier wife returned from Afghanistan.

I understamd how people in these situations feel, and to put it mildly, I don’t agree with the concrete suggestion.

If it affects her so much then her husband should find a new career. I don’t see any other coppers wives on here having a public meltdown. You would think she is the only person in the world who has a husband in the AFP/Canberra Policing.

And Watson is hardly Afghanistan. Not even close. Concrete. Harden up.

LSWCHP 9:59 pm 06 Aug 12

Antagonist said :

Chocolatelover said :

OH MY GOODNESS! I AM SO FREAKING MAD RIGHT NOW i CAN’T TYPE PROPERLY!

(snip ranting)

Ugh so mad right now. Get over yourselves – troll-sniffer I’m looking at you – and stop critising and whinging and get on with your own life and let my husband and his team do their jobs!

Take a spoonful of concrete and harden up, princess.

These are honest words from a woman who faces the possibility of her husband not coming home from work every day, because he’s in the business of keeping us safe from the Blokes in the White Commodores.

My sister is in a similar situation with her husband who is a firefighter, as was my neighbour until his soldier wife returned from Afghanistan.

I understamd how people in these situations feel, and to put it mildly, I don’t agree with the concrete suggestion.

Spiral 9:37 pm 06 Aug 12

A good bit of perspective.

I’m sure that no-one would claim the police perform every operation perfectly and in hindsight some things could often have been done better.

But cops do get killed by nutters.

At the end of the day some inconvenience to the public is far far better than some mother having to explain to her kids why their daddy isn’t ever coming home from work.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:27 pm 06 Aug 12

Chocolatelover said :

OH MY GOODNESS! I AM SO FREAKING MAD RIGHT NOW i CAN’T TYPE PROPERLY!

My husband is one of those men out there that you are criticising for inconveniencing you.
I don’t give a stuff if you may have been held up in traffic, my husband and his workmates made it home that night in one piece and that’s all that matters.

Before you went off on your ill informed rant did you consider that these policemen are people with families who want them to come home safe?

And of course there are legal issue that need to be considered. The idiot they were after was in breach of bail, as if he’s going to see a police car behind up him and say oh of course I’ll pull over into a side street so i don’t interupt other people lives. He would have done a runner, and then you’d be complaining about police pursuits in suburban streets.

Once the police pull over the car, they can’t move it as it then that leaves the door open for the nufty to say the police planted the drugs etc.

I’m sick to death of people complaining about the police and the job they do. If you don’t like it then get out there and join the force and see how long you’d last, but of course you don’t have the balls for that do you?
It’s not like these guys are mavericks there are so many rules and regulations they have to comply with and then these crims get away with a slap on the wrist.
Ugh so mad right now. Get over yourselves – troll-sniffer I’m looking at you – and stop critising and whinging and get on with your own life and let my husband and his team do their jobs!

I do agree with most of what you said, besides the bit about it taking balls to be a copper.

Antagonist 9:08 pm 06 Aug 12

Chocolatelover said :

OH MY GOODNESS! I AM SO FREAKING MAD RIGHT NOW i CAN’T TYPE PROPERLY!

(snip ranting)

Ugh so mad right now. Get over yourselves – troll-sniffer I’m looking at you – and stop critising and whinging and get on with your own life and let my husband and his team do their jobs!

Take a spoonful of concrete and harden up, princess.

Deref 9:02 pm 06 Aug 12

LSWCHP said :

Chocolatelover said :

OH MY GOODNESS! I AM SO FREAKING MAD RIGHT NOW i CAN’T TYPE PROPERLY!

My husband is one of those men out there that you are criticising for inconveniencing you.
I don’t give a stuff if you may have been held up in traffic, my husband and his workmates made it home that night in one piece and that’s all that matters.

Before you went off on your ill informed rant did you consider that these policemen are people with families who want them to come home safe?

And of course there are legal issue that need to be considered. The idiot they were after was in breach of bail, as if he’s going to see a police car behind up him and say oh of course I’ll pull over into a side street so i don’t interupt other people lives. He would have done a runner, and then you’d be complaining about police pursuits in suburban streets.

Once the police pull over the car, they can’t move it as it then that leaves the door open for the nufty to say the police planted the drugs etc.

I’m sick to death of people complaining about the police and the job they do. If you don’t like it then get out there and join the force and see how long you’d last, but of course you don’t have the balls for that do you?
It’s not like these guys are mavericks there are so many rules and regulations they have to comply with and then these crims get away with a slap on the wrist.
Ugh so mad right now. Get over yourselves – troll-sniffer I’m looking at you – and stop critising and whinging and get on with your own life and let my husband and his team do their jobs!

You go, girl. Look after your man. And for what it’s worth, I dips me lid to him. I wouldn’t want my day at the office to include something like that.

Seconded.

LSWCHP 8:41 pm 06 Aug 12

Chocolatelover said :

OH MY GOODNESS! I AM SO FREAKING MAD RIGHT NOW i CAN’T TYPE PROPERLY!

My husband is one of those men out there that you are criticising for inconveniencing you.
I don’t give a stuff if you may have been held up in traffic, my husband and his workmates made it home that night in one piece and that’s all that matters.

Before you went off on your ill informed rant did you consider that these policemen are people with families who want them to come home safe?

And of course there are legal issue that need to be considered. The idiot they were after was in breach of bail, as if he’s going to see a police car behind up him and say oh of course I’ll pull over into a side street so i don’t interupt other people lives. He would have done a runner, and then you’d be complaining about police pursuits in suburban streets.

Once the police pull over the car, they can’t move it as it then that leaves the door open for the nufty to say the police planted the drugs etc.

I’m sick to death of people complaining about the police and the job they do. If you don’t like it then get out there and join the force and see how long you’d last, but of course you don’t have the balls for that do you?
It’s not like these guys are mavericks there are so many rules and regulations they have to comply with and then these crims get away with a slap on the wrist.
Ugh so mad right now. Get over yourselves – troll-sniffer I’m looking at you – and stop critising and whinging and get on with your own life and let my husband and his team do their jobs!

You go, girl. Look after your man. And for what it’s worth, I dips me lid to him. I wouldn’t want my day at the office to include something like that.

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