During August 2013 there were 4031 calls to the Crime Stoppers hotline, resulting in the generation of 2217 information reports which were forwarded to local police for information or investigation. Results reported back to Crime Stoppers during this month for previous information reports consist of:-
• 193 people were arrested on 505 charges
• Drugs valued at $371 197.00 were seized
Some of the successful investigations were:
Detectives attached to the Gold Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch received information from Crime Stoppers in relation to a male person growing Cannabis at his address. As a result Police executed a search warrant, locating a hydroponic crop with a quantity of cannabis plants. The male person was arrested and charged with numerous drug related offences.
Total Value of Drugs Seized: $41 125.00
Detectives from the Gold Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch attended an address at Burleigh Waters after receiving information that a wanted person was at the place. As a result Police were finally able to locate and arrest the male who was subsequently charged with over 40 offences such as drug and property offences including numerous unlawful use of motor vehicles, an arson offence and numerous outstanding warrants.
Crime Stoppers provided information which assisted Police Officers from the Inala Tactical Crime Squad execute a search warrant in relation to a man with a large quantity of Cannabis plants growing in his back yard. As a result the male person was arrested and charged with several drug related offences.
Total Value of Drugs Seized: $120 000.00
Detectives from Moreton Bay Criminal Investigation Branch executed a search warrant at a Margate address after receiving information from Crime Stoppers about suspicious activity. As a result Police commenced court proceedings against a male and female in relation to 19 offences including drugs, property and fraud.
Upon receiving information from Crime Stoppers, Police from Agnes Water Station executed a search warrant resulting in the seizure of various items of property including drugs, a firearm, electrical equipment and chemicals used in the production of drugs. Two males were charged with multiple offences relating to the production and possession of dangerous drugs and possess of utensils.
Total Value of Drugs Seized: $65 750.00
Police Officers from the Townsville Drug Squad executed a search warrant at a Townsville business as a result of an ongoing synthetic drug operation in the district. Detectives seized a large quantity of synthetic Cannabis which has been sent for forensic analysis, with a view to commencing court proceedings in relation to the supply and possession of the synthetic drug.
Total Value of Drugs Seized: $31 275.00