Fourteen people were arrested, 124 infringement notices were issued and prohibited drugs were seized during a saturation-style police operation on the public transport network in Sydney’s north-west, NSW Police say.
Operation Colossus was conducted by the Police Transport Command across the metropolitan north-west sector throughout yesterday (Wednesday 1 November), with more than 100 uniformed and specialist officers deployed on all modes of public transport and at transport hubs to target criminal behaviour and ensure commuter safety.
Fourteen people were arrested by police and charged with 18 offences including drug possession, larceny, goods in custody, offensive behaviour, transport offences and outstanding warrants.
Drugs including cannabis and methylamphetmine were seized and police issued 124 infringement notices for various offences.
“The Police Transport Command remains committed to ensuring staff are deployed to the right places at the right times to reduce crime on the public transport network,” Chief Inspector Scott Glynn from the Police Transport Command, North West Sector, said.
“The operation was not only effective in statistics, it provided the opportunity to engage and interact with a large cross-section of the commuting public and was very well received by members of the community.”
Similar operations are planned to take place on the public transport network in the future.