Five arrested – Alleged drug and alcohol running – Darwin

A combined effort by the Water Police Section, Dog Operations Unit and Substance Abuse Intelligence Division has resulted in five males being arrested in relation to an alleged attempted drug and alcohol run to the Tiwi Islands.

Intercepting the persons of interest at the Buffalo Creek boat ramp on Friday, police located a quantity of cannabis inside a backpack carried by one of the males, Northern Territory Police say.

A vehicle driven by a 54-year-old male was then searched, uncovering a further quantity of cannabis and a large quantity of alcohol.

Over 200 grams of cannabis and around 20 litres of alcohol was discovered in the searches.

The five males, aged 23, 24 and 25, 48 and 54 were arrested. Four were charged in relation to supplying a dangerous drug to an Indigenous community and possession of a dangerous drug while the fifth was issued a Drug Infringement Notice.

Three of the four that were charged have been remanded in custody to appear in Darwin Local Court on 20 August 2018 while the fourth was bailed to appear 28 August 2018.

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