Police Crackdown on NT Communities Alcohol Continues
Police in the Northern Territory have cracked down on the supply of alcohol to remote communities. During an operation recently more than 40 litres of alcohol were seized.
According to Superintendent Daniel Bacon of the Arnhem and Western Division, police have conducted traffic apprehensions and liquor protected area checks along the Daly River Road between 11-13 October.
During the operation, officers seized 42 litres of alcohol including 6 bottles of spirits and 2 cartons of alcohol. Seven nfringement notices were issued and alcohol destined for Alcohol Prescribed areas in Wadeye, Peppimenarti and Daly River was seized.
In addition to seizing alcohol police also found 98grams of cannabis which had been distributed into 196 deal bags in a shopping bag ready for sale on the side of Daly River Road. The cannabis had a street value of more than $9,000.
Police have warned that they will continue to target alcohol and drug traffickers in these areas. They have also warned those who choose to engage in the sale and supply of alcohol to Alcohol Prescribed areas that this is unlawful and they will be caught.