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NT Police Seize Spears, Machetes and Other Weapons Following Deaths In Riot

NT Police seized spears, machetes and hammers on Groote Eylandt on Saturday night.
NT Police seized spears, machetes and hammers on Groote Eylandt on Saturday night.
NT Police have obtained and reviewed video footage of the fight that unfolded on Groote Eylandt, killing two men.

Commander Tony Fuller said it showed “a male struck by a spear thrown by a member of one of the opposing groups”.

“Police believe the male who threw that spear is the second male who was killed,’’ he said.

“We understand that the community is grieving and in shock. However police are asking the Elders and the community to assist in having these offenders come forward so that police can bring them to justice.”

Commander Fuller said police understood the community may be worried about revenge attacks.

“We ask the offenders to make contact with local police so that we can make arrangements to protect them,’’ he said.

“This is an extremely volatile situation which has been compounded by the death of another person on the island unrelated to this incident. “

Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northeastern Australia. It is the homeland of, and is owned by, the Anindilyakwa people who speak the isolated Anindilyakwa language.
Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northeastern Australia. It is the homeland of, and is owned by, the Anindilyakwa people who speak the isolated Anindilyakwa language.

More police arrived on Groote Eylandt on Sunday as tensions continue to simmer after clan fighting left two dead and another seriously injured in the small community of Angurugu.

The bodies of the two men, aged 19 and 29, were flown to Darwin on Sunday for autopsy amid an outpouring of grief from community members who turned out in numbers to see the plane off.

Police are yet to make any arrests but last night seized a number of weapons including spears, machetes and hammers.


The NT News has been told clan feuds go back generations, but the latest violence appears triggered by an altercation between two women which escalated to involve as 60 people armed with spears and machetes.

Commander Tony Fuller said the police priority on Sunday was to investigate the cause of Friday’s fight and to identity the people of interest involved in the deaths.

“This is a community in deep shock and mourning,’’ he said.

“We are respectful of Sorry Business requirements among relatives, and will work calmly and with care with Elders, families and residents to identify those responsible for the deaths.

“Our Members face a difficult task locating those responsible. Some will have fled into the Bush, while others have gone to ground elsewhere.

“Nonetheless, we appreciate the help provided by the community to date, and again appeal to anyone who might have information — especially video footage filmed on mobile devices — to come forward as soon as possible.”

Source: NT News.

ACT Police Seize Rifles, Shotguns, Other Firearms And Ammunition In Canberra

ACT Police have seized unlicensed firearms and ammunition from a 70-year-old man’s house at Fisher in Canberra’s south after a tip-off from the public. Officers found seven rifles, a revolver, a pistol, a double barrel shotgun along with more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition and an amount of gun powder at the house.

Read the full story on ABC News.

Source: www.abc.net.au

Gangster Who Smuggled Cocaine Worth Millions of Pounds Into London City Airport Is Jailed

A gangster who ran an international drug smuggling operation which disguised £5 million-worth of cocaine as children’s presents has been jailed.

Detective Constable Mike Stonehouse from the Met’s Central Task Force said: “This joint operation was lengthy and complex. It has prevented millions of pounds-worth of illegal drugs flooding UK streets, spreading misery in our communities.

Read the full story in The Evening Standard.

Source: www.standard.co.uk

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

Police Arrest Six, Seize Firearms And $600,000 Worth of Ice During Raids On Sydney Suburbs

Police say they have pulled $600,000 of ice off the streets after they busted an apparent drug ring during a series of raids across Sydney suburbs on Wednesday night. Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad made their first move while a drug deal was allegedly taking place in a Wentworthville car park. The deal allegedly involved one kilogram of methamphetamine, also known as ice…

Source: www.smh.com.au

Townsville Detectives Crack Major Drug Ring, Raid Largest Cannabis Lab In Queensland

The Townsville Drug Squad raided an Alice River home on Saturday and uncovered one of the largest hydroponic cannabis labs they have ever seen in North Queensland. An alleged drug ring has been cracked with detectives seizing more than $1 million in drugs, raiding nine properties and handing out 153 charges. The police sting netted $1 million worth of cannabis, $50,000 of ice, $24,000 in steroids and $109,000 in cash. Police hired tip trucks to remove tonnes of equipment from an Alice River home allegedly being used to grow cannabis.

Source: www.townsvillebulletin.com.au

Carnarvon Detectives Seize Drugs From WA Fishing Boats, Three Charged After Raids

Carnarvon detectives have carried out a series of drug stings on fishing vessels off the Gascoyne coast as they start a long-term investigation. Local police are targeting those involved in the sale and use of prohibited drugs, particularly methamphetamine and ice.

With the help of the Department of Fisheries, police travelled up to 40 nautical miles off the Carnarvon coast last Thursday to board five fishing vessels…

Source: www.perthnow.com.au

Alleged Robbers Nabbed With Firearms At Townsville Drug Plantation After Police Raid

Four Townsville tradies have allegedly been caught with a cache of weapons after they unwittingly arrived at an ­alleged drug plantation being guarded by police.

Townsville Magistrates Court was told the men entered the rural Alice River property and were stopped by police guarding the scene after an earlier raid.

It is alleged a fully loaded sawn-off shotgun, a machete, a large knife, knuckle dusters, a rope noose, three other balaclavas, gaffer tape, zip ties and a police scanner were found in the car.

Source: www.townsvillebulletin.com.au

Police Battle Storms To Seize Drugs, Guns, Cash In Gosnells and Forrestfield

As residents huddled indoors during weekend storms, police were uncovering drugs, guns and cash in Perth’s eastern suburbs.

Between Friday night and Sunday night police carried out two raids in Gosnells and Forrestfield and seized enough of a substance they believed to be methylamphetamine, or ice, to fetch more than $90,000 on the street.

They also seized a substance they believed to be psychedelic drug dimethyltryptamine, or DMT – enough to fetch about $6400 on the street – and more than $22,000 cash, five unlicensed firearms and unlicensed ammunition. 

Source: www.watoday.com.au