Police targeting flow of alcohol and drugs into remote communities – Northern Command

Police in the Top End were kept busy over the weekend as they conducted operations to stem the flow of alcohol and drugs into remote communities, Northern Territory Police say.

Jabiru officers conducting targeted night patrols found four drink drivers and seized 32 litres of alcohol allegedly destined for Arnhem Land.

One driver was four times over the limit and other charges include having an unrestrained child and possession of cannabis.

Jabiru members also arrested a male for allegedly breaking into a licensed premises and stealing a quantity of alcohol. He was bailed to appear in court at a later date.

Superintendent Northern Division, Northern Command Warren Jackson said members of Daly River and Wadeye checked over 80 vehicles, seizing almost 230 litres of alcohol as well as small quantities of cannabis.

“As a result of these pro-active efforts, football finals in Wadeye were played in good spirit with no issues of violence or anti-social behaviour.”

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