- ACT Policing has charged three men following today’s (April 23) operation targeting illegal activity.
Earlier police executed warrants at residences in Chisholm, Belconnen, Turner, Dunlop and Lyneham where searches of the homes uncovered a number of restricted weapons, ammunition, steroids, substances suspected of being cocaine and methlyamphetamine, cannabis, a hydroponic set-up and cash.
As a result of today’s raids, three people with links to the Rebels motorcycle club, have been arrested and charged with drugs and weapons offences.
· A 24-year-old man from Isabella Plains has been charged with one count each of traffic in a controlled substance other than cannabis, possession of a drug of dependence, possession of a prohibited substance and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon without authorization. He is expected to front the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (April 24).
· A 24-year-old man from Belconnen has been charged with one count each of possession of a prohibited substance, possession of a declared substance without authority and possession of ammunition. He has been bailed from the Regional Watch House to appear before court at a later date.
· A 33-year-old man from Chisholm has been charged with one count of possession of a drug of dependence. He has also been bailed from the Regional Watch House to appear before court at a later date.
A fourth man is currently assisting police with their inquiries.
Investigations are continuing.
- ACT Policing apprehended six people yesterday (April 23) following three separate traffic incidents in Canberra’s north.
Four juveniles were arrested following an alleged pursuit in Dunlop, which commenced about 10.55am. The pursuit ended when the allegedly stolen vehicle was abandoned in Baume Crescent, the four occupants fleeing the scene. Two of the young people were apprehended immediately after whilst the other two were arrested a short time later.
One of the juveniles, a 16-year-old male, appeared before the ACT Children’s Court this morning on traffic and drug charges whilst the other three young people, aged between 15 and 17, will be charged with ride in motor vehicle without consent and will appear in court at a later date.
In a separate incident a 27-year-old Palmerston man is expected to be charged with exceeding the posted speed limit, failing to stop and a number of other offences following a short pursuit in Gungahlin.
Police commenced pursuing the vehicle after the driver allegedly drove in an erratic manner past officers conducting speed detection duties on Kalianna Street about 10.35pm. The vehicle reached speeds of up to 180kph before being abandoned at the end of Horse Park Drive.
The driver was apprehended a short time later after police inquiries resulted in him presenting himself at Gungahlin Police Station.
A 63-year-old Ngunnawal woman will also be summonsed to appear in court after she was allegedly identified driving her vehicle with a blood alcohol reading of 0.21, four times over the legal limit.
Police intercepted the vehicle in the car park of the Ngunnawal shops on Jabanugga Avenue just after 6.00pm after receiving reports that the vehicle had collided with a nearby brick wall a short time earlier.