Queensland and New South Wales police have put aside their Origin rivalry in order to conduct a joint police operation between Goondiwindi in Queensland and Boggabilla in New South Wales.
Between June 8 and June 10, Queensland Police Service officers from the Darling Downs District road policing command, general duties, detectives joined the New South Wales Police Force to target anti-social and criminal activity in the area.
Darling Downs Detective Acting Inspector Paul McCusker said police from both states were focused on property and traffic offences as well as wanted persons.
Throughout the operation, more than 600 random breath tests and 26 random drug tests were conducted, seven search warrants executed, 37 traffic infringement notices issued and 12 firearm inspections conducted.
As a result, 15 people were arrested on 24 charges including assault, drink driving, drug driving, stealing and wilful damage.
“This three day operation, along with previously coordinated responses, demonstrates the value of working in partnership with other jurisdictions such as New South Wales Police,” A/Inspector McCusker said.
“By working with New South Wales Police, we were able to focus enforcement measures on the border communities, ensuring the safety of residents in both Queensland and New South Wales.
“This operation is just one example of the continued commitment of both Queensland and New South Wales Police to reduce crime and make the community a safer place to live and conduct business.”