NT Police made multiple arrests after seizing drugs and alcohol following a two-day blitz on the Stuart Highway at Adelaide River.
A 33-year-old woman driver returned a positive alcohol reading of .258 during the highway operation.
Members from the Drug and Organised Crime Section, Central Substance Abuse Intelligence Desk, Dog Operations Unit, Alcohol Policing Unit and Adelaide River General Duties carried out the operation.
During the operation, drug dogs Yeti, Astra and Hugo assisted police seizing 520 grams of cannabis and two grams of MDMA bound for remote communities.
Police also located and destroyed 92 litres of alcohol destined for dry communities, with nearly 30 litres seized from a single vehicle.
A 36-year-old man was arrested for:
He has been granted bail to appear at the Wadeye Local Court on 12/12/2018.
A 33-year-old woman returned a positive alcohol reading of .258 and was arrested for:
She has been bailed to appear in Darwin Local Court.
A 22-year-old man was also arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Police also issued five notices to appear (NTA) in court.
A 27-year-old man was issued a NTA for:
He is due to appear in Wadeye Local Court.
A 32-year-old man was issued a NTA for:
He is due to appear in Nhulunbuy Local Court.
A 24-year-old man was issued with a NTA for Drive Low Range Blood Alcohol Content after returning a reading of 0.068. He is due to appear in Darwin Local Court .
An 18-year-old man was issued with a NTA for:
He is due to appear in Wadeye Local Court .
A 24-year-old man was issued with a NTA for drive unlicensed. He is due to appear in Wadeye Local Court.
Three unsafe vehicles were defected.
Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Sanderson said police also issued 10 drug infringement notices, 20 traffic infringement notices and one summary infringement notice.
“Police will continue to target those that attempt to take illicit substances out to remote communities and those road users who place others at risk,” she said.
“I’d urge anyone with information about suspicious or illegal activity to report it to police so that we can keep our communities safe.
“Members of the public can make a report by talking to officers at their local police station, ringing 131 444 or calling Crime Stoppers anonymously.”
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