AFP sells boat linked to $200m Geraldton drug bust

A boat linked to a $200 million drug bust in Western Australia has been sold. Australian Federal Police (AFP) is remaining tight-lipped about the sale, confirming only that the boat and tender sold for under $30,000 to separate Australian buyers. The boat was escorted to Geraldton in May during a high-profile investigation that led to the seizure of about 200 … Read More

Drug barons rent short-term self service apartments to cook up drugs on the Gold Coast

Drug cooks are booking short-term accommodation in popular high-rises to set up their labs right under the noses of families and tourists. Police say the criminals are moving from building to building for short periods to fly under the radar and avoid being caught but are putting innocent holiday-makers in serious danger. Leading accommodation hosues in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach … Read More

South West drug raids a warning to dealers

South West police have sent a chilling warning to criminals after charging 58 people in rolling operations targeting illegal drug distribution across the region. South West District Office Insp. Peter Morrissey promised yesterday that the 51 search warrants resulting in more than 150 charges were the first in many operations. It might not be tomorrow, it might not be next … Read More

Police arrest two in Sydney drug operation

Drugs, cash and ammunition have been seized after a nine-month police investigation into a large scale Sydney drug operation. Two men, aged 26 and 27, were arrested in Moorebank on Tuesday night. Police allegedly found ice, heroin and MDMA with a street value of more than $51,000 on them when they were arrested. During a raid on a home at … Read More

$1 billion worth of ice seized in joint police operation

MORE than $1.2 billion worth of ice has been seized and four people have been arrested in what officials say is the largest liquid methamphetamine bust in Australian history. The drugs were allegedly imported into the country hidden in gel bra ­inserts and art supplies. Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan yesterday announced 720 litres of liquid methamphetamine was seized in … Read More

Alcohol – Some Things You Need To Know

Many people often get confused with the number of stubbies of beer or glasses of wine they have had, compared to the number of “standard drinks” they have actually consumed. All packaged alcoholic beverages sold in Australia contain a label showing how many “standard drinks” are inside.   What is a “Standard Drink”? A standard drink is any drink containing 10 grams … Read More

Drug & Alcohol Testing Now Required Under The Building Code

From Friday 16 October 2015, the new fitness for work amendments to the Building Code 2013 commenced for all building contractors covered by the Building Code. FWBC is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Building Code and will have a three stage approach to auditing the drug and alcohol testing requirements. Initially, FWBC will focus on assisting industry through education, … Read More

Hobart driver records blood-alcohol level six times over the limit

A WOMAN has been caught driving with one of the highest blood-alcohol readings ever recorded in Tasmania. A concerned member of the public contacted police who pulled over the 37-year-old driver at Lauderdale on Hobart’s Eastern Shore at 1.30pm yesterday, police said. A breath analysis taken at Bellerive Police Station returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.359 per cent, seven times … Read More

$50 million drugs seized in huge Melbourne Airport bust

ALMOST $50 million of drugs has been seized and three men arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle the haul through Melbourne Airport. Three Malaysian nationals arrived at Melbourne Airport from Kuala Lumpur yesterday where a search discovered a concealment in three suitcases. A total of 55kg of methamphetamine and 18kg of heroin was allegedly found. “The potential street value for … Read More