Successful start to Operation Seymour
Police arrested 28 people on 36 charges during the first night of Operation Seymour.
The operation is a month-long 50-officer uniform taskforce aimed at blitzing criminal and anti-social activity on the Gold Coast.
South Eastern Region Assistant Commissioner Paul Wilson said the first night of Operation Seymour was a success.
“A number of offences were detected including drug possession and drink and drug driving.
“As part of Operation Seymour, police conducted 230 random breath tests and 190 street checks.
“They also did 121 stop robs in which officers proactively stop people and talk to them about their own personal safety to prevent them from becoming a victim of crime.”
Assistant Commissioner Wilson said Operation Seymour was in addition to operations Apollo and Resolve which have already been instigated to address crime in the region.
“Operation Seymour is targeting additional police resources into suburban areas. Patrols are proactive and intelligence-driven.”
Assistant Commissioner Wilson said when other police operations and actions were taken into account, the combined results for Gold Coast and Coomera police districts since Friday were the arrests of 146 people on 162 charges.
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