Cross-border operation cracks down on criminal behaviour at Boggabilla

New South Wales Police Force and Queensland Police Service conducted a proactive cross border operation this week in a crack-down on criminal behaviour in border communities.

Between Tuesday (8 June 2021) and yesterday (Thursday 10 June 2021), officers attached to New England Police District joined the Queensland Police Service to target anti-social and criminal activities between Boggabilla and Goondiwindi.

Overall during the three-day operation, police conducted more than 600 random breath tests and 26 random drug tests, executed seven search warrants, issued 37 traffic infringement notices, and conducted 12 firearm inspections.

As a result, 15 people were arrested on 24 charges including assault, drink driving, drug driving, stealing and wilful damage.

New England Police District Commander, Superintendent Steve Laksa, said both states were focused on property and traffic offences, as well as wanted persons.

“The operation highlighted the value of collaborative work between New South Wales and Queensland police, and the focus on ensuring safe communities on both sides of the border,” Supt Laksa said.

“The communities of Boggabilla and Goondiwindi can have confidence that crime won’t be tolerated and that we will continue to bolster police resources to target, prevent, disrupt and respond to crime”.

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