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Queensland Police Seize Firearms And Drugs After Accidentally Raiding The Wrong House

Police startled an elderly couple and their autistic son after they accidentally raided their home when trying to bust a man linked to the Bandidos bikie gang.
The family were shaken by the incident and then watched as the police headed next door where they seized drugs estimated to be worth $26,000, weapons and $12,000 in cash.
Police told The Courier-Mail they “inadvertently went to a neighbouring address” and later went back to apologise to the family.
“Senior police attended and met with the residents of the neighbouring property and apologised on behalf of the service.”, a police spokesman said.
Despite the setback, three people were charged after the raid which allegedly netted ice (methamphetamines), steroids, cannabis, a weapon understood to be a BB gun, a taser disguised as a mobile phone, a telescopic baton, and stolen audio visual equipment.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

Ed: only a minor setback in the Major Doorkickers League 🙂 Good job QPS taking the drugs and firearms off our streets.

Budget Cuts and Priorities: Derbyshire and Durham Police Won’t Target Pot Smokers

Two police commissioners have said they no longer expect officers to chase people growing cannabis for personal use.

Alan Charles, the police and crime commissioner for Derbyshire, and Ron Hogg, his counterpart in Durham, have said their forces have more important priorities than investigating small-scale growers.

But they come amid a government crackdown on drug use. A new bill was recently introduced that would ban all psychoactive drugs, except those specifically exempted.

Charles told the Guardian on Wednesday that austerity cuts to police budgets had forced the Derbyshire force to reassess its priorities. “Our top priority must be those people at risk [of abuse or violence],” he said.

Read more in The Guardian.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Police Find 10 Drug Labs or Crops Every Week Across Adelaide

Police are uncovering about 10 cannabis crops and drug laboratories a week across Adelaide as they continue to crack down on suburban suppliers.

A Freedom of Information document, obtained by Family First MP Robert Brokenshire, showed 773 drug operations were found across the six metropolitan police districts from December 2013 to May.

The Holden Hill district recorded the highest number with 201 uncovered, followed by Elizabeth, 180, Western Adelaide, 135, and South Coast, 103.

The Sturt and Eastern districts each had less than 100 drug labs or cannabis crops seized, with 96 and 58 respectively.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

Side Effects of Marijuana Legalization: Canadian Company To Develop A Cannabis Breathalyzer

Since marijuana is being legalized in a number of states across the U.S. for recreational and medical purposes, the presence of a device that could measure the level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in an individual has become the need of the hour.

Yahoo News confirms that a Canada-based firm, Cannabix Technologies, Inc., is in the final stages of developing such a breathalyzer device, which will be able to measure the THC levels. THC is a psychoactive element present in cannabis. Cannabix hopes to become the first company to launch their product in the market before their competitors.

Read more in International Business Times.

Source: www.ibtimes.com

Operation Mike Tyras: Massive Amount of Cannabis Seized By Queensland Police Service

Operation Mike Tyras investigates organised commercial drug network operating from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane. Queensland Police have discovered $1 million worth of cannabis smuggled in a false floor welded into the back of a ute on the Gold Coast.

nvestigators intercepted a white ute on the Warrego Highway at Withcott on June 4, following a tip off that the vehicle, travelling from South Australia to Queensland, might have been carrying illicit drugs.

They discovered $5000 in cash and noticed a false floor had been welded into the back of the ute.

Upon further search investigators discovered a “sophisticated” hydraulic-operated false cavity below the tray, containing 200 one pound bags of cannabis at an estimated worth of $1 million.

The tip off was obtained during Operation Mike Tyras, which was an eight-month investigation into an organised commercial drug network operating from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane.

Read more in Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

Esperance Raids By WA Police Net Cash, Ice, MDMA, Cannabis And More

Police have seized $23,000 cash and a significant quantity of illicit drugs in several home raids in the Goldfields-Esperance region of WA.
Esperance Detectives, with the help of drug detection dog Jake and his handler, carried out search warrants at four properties in Esperance, West Beach, Nulsen and Monjingup on Wednesday and Thursday.
It is alleged methamphetamine, ecstasy tablets, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and sums of cash were found.

Read more in Perth Now.

Source: www.perthnow.com.au

Police In West Yorkshire Seize 70 Per Cent More Cannabis

The number of cannabis plants seized by West Yorkshire Police soared by more than 70 per cent last year, according to new figures. West Yorkshire bucked the downward national trend in 2014 for the number of seizures of illegal plants, with 15,327 taken by the county’s police compared with 8,960 in 2013.

Nationwide, a third of police forces saw an increase between 2013 and 2014, though the overall number of seizures dropped 10 per cent.

Business Manager at Direct Line for Business said: “The consequences of a cannabis farm on a landlord’s property can be financially catastrophic. Landlords could face loss of rent and the stress of the legal wrangling during periods of repair or eviction.”

Source: www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk

QPS Raids Nab A Drug Kingpin, Net $1m In Meth, Ecstasy, Sports Cars And Firearms

Queensland Police have raided 100 properties in Mackay and Whitsundays area, seizing $1m worth of drugs and charging 29 people with trafficking.

Detectives say they have arrested the drug kingpin in the widespread raids, seizing rifles, tasers, two high-end sports cars, a motorcycle, jet ski, $150,000 worth of jewellery, $79,000 in computers, $80,000 of household goods. Detectives today said the operation had so far netted 14kg of marijuana, 460g of ice and 370 ecstasy tablets.

The investigation has led to 57 people arrested on 277 charges, including 29 people charged with trafficking and 80 people with supplying drugs.

Read the full story in the Courier Mail.

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

Langwarrin Man Arrested For Firearms, Swords, Slingshots, Knives and Drugs By Victoria Cops

A 42-year-old Langwarrin man will face court after Frankston detectives executed a warrant in Landhill Close earlier today. Police uncovered a cache of weapons including swords, slingshots, laser pointers and knives. 
He was charged with possess handgun, possess prohibited weapons, possess cannabis and advertise and sell prohibited weapons. 

Source: www.vicpolicenews.com.au

Cash And Cannabis Valued At $60,000 Seized During NSW Police Operation Austrans

A man has been charged after police seized cash and prohibited drugs with an estimated potential street value of $60,000 during a vehicle stop at Gol Gol yesterday as part of Operation Austrans – involving police and road, transport and safety authorities throughout Australia and New Zealand targeting heavy vehicle road safety issues.

Read the full media release on the NSW Police Force website.

Source: www.police.nsw.gov.au