Thirty-four bottles of alcohol were seized by NT Police during a traffic blitz in Wadeye last night.
Last night officers from Wadeye Police Station conducted the campaign to target those taking alcohol and drugs into the community.
Overall, 34 bottles of liquor were seized, with 24 bottles seized from one vehicle.
A total of 54.1 grams of cannabis was also seized.
Six people will be facing charges for:
- 3 x drink drinking
- 4 x drive unlicensed
- 4 x drive unregistered / uninsured vehicle
- 2 x possess control liquor alcohol protected area
- 2 x bring liquor into alcohol protected area
- 1 x possess schedule 2 dangerous drug - traffickable amount
Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Clarke said, "Police will continue to work closely with community members and maintain proactive duties, so we can work together in reducing the harm caused to our remote communities".
Meanwhile, Police have charged two people in Alice Springs for assaulting two members of the police force overnight.
At around 9pm, police were conducting foot patrols in the central business district when they observed a group of youths walking around. Police approached them and identified that one of the youths, a 14-year-old girl, was in breach of her bail conditions.
During the process of arresting the youth, she has resisted and allegedly spat in one of the officer's face. She was conveyed to Alice Springs Watch House.
She is due to face court next week.
In a separate matter, a 32-year-old man has been arrested after kicking a police officer in the leg.
At around 5pm, police arrested the male for breaching a court order and conveyed him to Alice Springs Correctional Centre, where he then allegedly assaulted the officer.
The man was issued with a notice to appear for assault a member of the police force.
Acting Commander Brett Prowse said, "I have a simple question for all Territorians. Is it ever acceptable for an employee to be spat on and kicked in the workplace? Of course not.
"Whilst the vast majority of Territorians understand and value the difficult work undertaken by NT Police officers in keeping Territorians safe every day of the year, it is evident there is still a small number of people who think this kind of violent and disgusting behaviour is acceptable. Let me be clear, it never has and never will be acceptable."
Under section 189A of the Criminal Code Act 1983, assaults on police or emergency workers carry maximum penalties of imprisonment of 16 years.
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