Operation Rustler, Surfers Paradise
Police charged 91 people with a total of 96 offences following Operation Rustler, a week-end operation conducted in the Surfers Paradise entertainment precinct focusing on alcohol, drug and anti-social behaviour.
Some of the offences detected included 36 people charged with public nuisance and 19 with being drunk in a public place. One person was also charged with unlawful possession of a knife in a public place, one with wilful exposure and three with stealing.
Ten people were also charged with possession of dangerous drugs.
Senior Sergeant Scott Boltiho, Operations Coordinator, Surfers Paradise Police said 82 Liqour Setons were also issued to people consuming alcohol in a public place or for other liquor related offences.
“Gold Coast police will continue to work with key stakeholders in developing and maintaining early intervention strategies, such as Operation Rustler, aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour and alcohol and drug related crime and violence,” he said.
Police also detected eight people drink driving with the highest reading being .212 per cent and one person drug driving. Two unlicensed drivers and one disqualified driver were also intercepted by police.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
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