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Police Wrap – 29 November 2010

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[First filed: Nov 29, 2010 @ 9:05]

1. Foreshore gets a tick:

The Foreshore Summer Music Festival wrapped up late yesterday (Saturday, 27 November), with police praising the overall good behaviour of those that attended.

ACT Policing was responsible for patrolling the outer perimeter of the venue which was sold out. Approximately 16,000 people attended the concert, held on the lawns off King Edward Terrace, Parkes.

A small amount of drugs were seized and two people were apprehended for possession of drugs of dependence. A total of eleven people were apprehended for trespass and intoxication.

A man with injuries was taken into police custody and conveyed to hospital, where he is recovering.

“With the introduction of new liquor licensing laws on December 1, it is great to see the vast majority of people conducted themselves responsibly at this high profile event,” Sergeant Knight said.

2. Lost and found:

ACT Policing last night located two people who had been missing in Namadgi National Park for 36 hours over the weekend.

The 13-year-old boy and his 40-year-old step-father from Ngunnawal were located by police yesterday (Sunday November 28) around 7.15pm after a light aircraft utilising thermal imaging was used. Around 7.55pm the pair were winched to safety by the Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter.

The pair had left to hike through Namadgi around the Corin Dam and Bendora Dam area on Saturday morning around 7.30am and were expected to meet up with family members at 1pm yesterday (Sunday). However, deteriorating weather conditions overnight caused concern among the family members and when the pair failed to make the 1pm meeting at Bendora Dam the alarm was raised and a search commenced.

ACT Parks and Conservation Rangers along with members from ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security (SRS) conducted a search of the area using the detailed trip plan left with family members. Unfortunately due to heavy vegetation, poor weather conditions and the rising river level police suspect the pair would not have been able to complete their trek in the proposed time frame.

The pair were found cold and wet but well and have now returned home.

3. Zelman Place? Never heard of it officer:

whole lot of weed

ACT Policing has seized 259 cannabis plants, including 104 mature plants, from a home in Zelman Place in Melba with a potential street value of $5 million. It is the ACT’s largest seizure of cannabis from indoor cultivation.

Acting on information received, ACTPOL’s Criminal Investigations executed a Drugs of Dependence warrant on the residence around 11.45pm on Saturday.

An extensive and sophisticated hydroponics set-up with an automatic watering and ducting system was found inside the house. Most of the plants were located within the triple garage. Some of the plants were as high as 1.5 metres and were ready to be harvested.

The electrical system of the house had been highly modified, with the meter box bypassed and about 80 transformers installed to power the growing lamps and fans inside the premises.

A large team of police were called in to remove the plants overnight and progressively transport the equipment to safe storage.

No people were found inside the house however, police have seized a number of items as evidence and investigations are ongoing. Neighbours have told police that the house appeared to be unoccupied.

Anyone who may have any information about the activity at the Zelman Place premises, any persons seen at the premises, or any vehicles seen arriving or leaving the residence, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.


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Tooks Tooks 4:57 pm 30 Nov 10

shadow boxer said :

cleo said :

Good work AFP, well done YAY

From whever you sit it is hardly good work (maths aside), if you are pro harm minimisation you would be dissapointed at the AFP wasting resources on such a soft drug, if you are pro the war on drugs you would be dissapointed no-one got caught.

Are the AFP so hard up that they can’t afford to put surveillance on a 5 million dollar crime *rolls eyes* or have they basically given up and only acted because they had to do something once information was received.

BUT, if cannabis were legal, this kind of grow house would still be illegal, so would therefore still be wasting police resources.

akpv akpv 3:52 pm 30 Nov 10

“A man with injuries was taken into police custody and conveyed to hospital, where he is recovering.”

A little understated I think, brain hemorrhage and still in an induced coma would be more accurate.

PBO PBO 12:19 pm 30 Nov 10

fgzk said :

at 2500 a pound and $20 a gram (street value) = $18 143 680

at 4500 a pound and $25 a gram (street value) = $12 598 525

(Rip off)

at 2500 a pound and $400 an ounce (street value) = $12 800 000

at 2500 a pound at $200 an ounce (street value) going no where

how about $5 000 000 at 2500= 2000 pounds = 907 kg

104 mature plants with 3 pounds per plant = 312 pounds at $4500 = 1 404 000

259 plants at 3 pounds per plant = 777 pounds at $4500 = 3 496 500

259 plants at x = y at = $2500 = 5 000 000 259*x=y 2500/5 000 000= 2000 pounds

259*X=2000 x=2000/259 = 7.72 pounds per plant or 3.5 kg potentially.

To use the street value then you would expect that to be dried.

Marketing campaign, fraud or just exaggeration?
Can you trust the police to work with numbers?
Is 8 pounds a plant realistic?
Did they test the product before picking up the calculator?

8 pounds per plant would be pretty crappy gear indeed. Shame, it looked like a nice set up albeit a few too many plants.

I suppose saying that it is personal wont get very far.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 11:38 am 30 Nov 10

shadow boxer said :

cleo said :

Good work AFP, well done YAY

From whever you sit it is hardly good work (maths aside), if you are pro harm minimisation you would be dissapointed at the AFP wasting resources on such a soft drug, if you are pro the war on drugs you would be dissapointed no-one got caught.

Are the AFP so hard up that they can’t afford to put surveillance on a 5 million dollar crime *rolls eyes* or have they basically given up and only acted because they had to do something once information was received.

Unless you are just a nutbag who has to post a one line comment on every thread late at night after a couple of sherrys too many.

shadow boxer shadow boxer 11:00 am 30 Nov 10

cleo said :

Good work AFP, well done YAY

From whever you sit it is hardly good work (maths aside), if you are pro harm minimisation you would be dissapointed at the AFP wasting resources on such a soft drug, if you are pro the war on drugs you would be dissapointed no-one got caught.

Are the AFP so hard up that they can’t afford to put surveillance on a 5 million dollar crime *rolls eyes* or have they basically given up and only acted because they had to do something once information was received.

fgzk fgzk 9:47 am 30 Nov 10

at 2500 a pound and $20 a gram (street value) = $18 143 680

at 4500 a pound and $25 a gram (street value) = $12 598 525 (Rip off)

at 2500 a pound and $400 an ounce (street value) = $12 800 000

at 2500 a pound at $200 an ounce (street value) going no where

how about $5 000 000 at 2500= 2000 pounds = 907 kg

104 mature plants with 3 pounds per plant = 312 pounds at $4500 = 1 404 000

259 plants at 3 pounds per plant = 777 pounds at $4500 = 3 496 500

259 plants at x = y at = $2500 = 5 000 000 259*x=y 2500/5 000 000= 2000 pounds

259*X=2000 x=2000/259 = 7.72 pounds per plant or 3.5 kg potentially.

To use the street value then you would expect that to be dried.

Marketing campaign, fraud or just exaggeration?
Can you trust the police to work with numbers?
Is 8 pounds a plant realistic?
Did they test the product before picking up the calculator?

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:06 am 30 Nov 10

cleo said :

Good work AFP, well done YAY

If it isn’t the cheerleader for the ‘war on drugs’. How is the war going, cleo? Have you won yet?

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 7:45 am 30 Nov 10

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

New Yeah New Yeah 6:19 am 30 Nov 10

Floydwafer said :

104 mature plants – $5 million $$$ do your maths a little over stated?

Maybe the police know something about the quality of this crop that the rest of us aren’t privy to.

Or maybe they are including the possibility of the dealers offloading bags of leaf to high school kids.

Either way, sounds like a nice set up. Shame about the bust.

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 11:23 pm 29 Nov 10

Although I’m sure the 155 odd other plants weren’t considered worthless.

cleo cleo 9:54 pm 29 Nov 10

Good work AFP, well done YAY

Spideydog Spideydog 9:10 pm 29 Nov 10

Floydwafer said :

104 mature plants – $5 million $$$ do your maths a little over stated?

Enlighten us?

Hells_Bells74 Hells_Bells74 9:08 pm 29 Nov 10

Floydwafer said :

104 mature plants – $5 million $$$ do your maths a little over stated?

Unless you can get 10/15 (at least, based that loosely on getting $3500-$4800 depending how you sell it) pounds off one mature plant (wouldn’t get 1 in my knowledge). You are most definitely right.

At almost $50,000 a plant, I’m surely in the wrong business 😉

Floydwafer Floydwafer 7:58 pm 29 Nov 10

104 mature plants – $5 million $$$ do your maths a little over stated?

astrojax astrojax 5:04 pm 29 Nov 10

pptvb said :

I could hear Foreshore from Oxley!

nah, that was my fully sick hyundai, bro, eh?

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 4:40 pm 29 Nov 10

Hiking from Corin Dam to Bendora dam would be a great overnight hike… I wonder if the police and rangers reminded them that camping in the Cotter catchment is illegal. Still, glad to hear that they’re safe and sound – with the weather that moved through and the remoteness of the terrain, it could have easily been disastrous.

Nutso Nutso 4:05 pm 29 Nov 10

pptvb said :

I could hear Foreshore from Oxley!

That was probably the Tuggeranong festival right next to Oxley haha

pptvb pptvb 3:43 pm 29 Nov 10

I could hear Foreshore from Oxley!

angrymonkey angrymonkey 1:50 pm 29 Nov 10

Its been infiltrated by the Canberra “jd & coke udl” scene = bogan fights.

ConanOfCooma ConanOfCooma 1:42 pm 29 Nov 10

No sunscreen allowed – What a bunch of crackpots.

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