Yes, it is a jungle out there. We’ve got billions of dollars of illicit drugs being sold in cities and towns across the nation and the authorities are struggling to find them.
Since April we have been passing on the main drug reports appearing in the media. They are scary, tragic, almost impossible to believe.
June started with the folllowing news breaks…
A man who randomly attacked seven people in Sydney during an Ice-fuelled rampage will be in jail for at least five years.
Residents of Geelong are at a loss as to how they can stem the Ice-related crime spree which has hit their city.
Tasmanian police have arrested a 24 year old man who admitted to buying the synthetic drug MPA over the Internet and posting it to himself.
A 26 year old man who stole a car and led police on a high speed chase, while he was high on methemphetamines, has been jailed.
The Australian Medical Association in WA wants a radical new approach to the war on drugs including the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use.
According to the 2017 Global Drug Survey, Australian cocaine is the most expensive in the world and Aussies are the biggest bong users on the planet. “Cocaine remains popular as the stimulant drug of choice for those with money. Gram for gram it is the most expensive commonly used drug in the world.”
Hair samples of a 17 year old youth allegedly bashed to death and dumped in an old mineshaft have been found to contain a number of drugs including methamphetamine.
Cocaine is being sold for an average of $321 per gram whereas in Colombia you can get it for $5.26 per gram.
A KICKBOXER and a boilermaker have been refused bail after being arrested over the importation of 119kg of the drug crystal meth, or Ice.
A male nurse in Wagga used his parental leave pay and a large tax return to buy about $4500 worth of the Ice and speed.
Data obtained by the NSW Greens has shown that the drug most commonly involved in drug-related road accidents in NSW isn’t even tested for by police. Benzodiazepines, more commonly known as Valium and Xanax, were found in almost a third of drivers involved in drug related crashes.
A routine traffic stop by police in Melbourne netted a haul of Ice, ecstasy, heroin, cocaine, and a large amount of cash when they searched the car.
A 27 year old man living in public housing at Camperdown admitted that he started dealing marijuana and Ice because he didn’t want to spend his Centrelink money.
The Australian Border Force has discovered almost two tonnes of cocaine and more than one tonne of Ice in the past six months.
The Chairman of the Cronulla Sharks club, and the chief of Hoyts, Damian Keogh has resigned from his NRL job after receiving an 18-month good behaviour bond for cocaine possession.
A report into drug use shows that people aged 35-55 have increased their use of illicit drugs significantly, in particular, cannabis, methamphetamine and cocaine. The number of people using illicit drugs in their 60s has also been increasing over time.
Two men aged 18 and 20 who tried to evade Sydney police by driving down the wrong side of a major city road in the wrong direction have been arrested and 16 bags of cocaine were discovered in their vehicle.
A mother and daughter from Townsville who ran a drug factory in their home to pay their rent and bills have been arrested.
A taskforce between Australian and Chinese police to fight Ice trafficking will be extended into next year. So far Taskforce Blaze has seized over 10 tonnes of illegal drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA and ephedrine.
A 43 year old cattle breeder in WA has been charged with drug dealing and firearms offences after police found 10kg of methamphetamine on his property with a street value of about $10 million. Police claim the meth was hidden in an electro-magnetically sealed ‘vault’ inside a car seat and could be opened only by pressing secret buttons in the vehicle.
As mind-boggling as these news are and how widely spread around the country, we are here to help keep your business safe. If you need drug and alcohol testing in Perth or anywhere else around Australia, our fleet of mobile testing clinics is never too far away.