A series of police patrols has led to the seizure of about 90 litres of alcohol and more than half a kilogram of cannabis.
Police are cracking down on grog smuggling, and have clearly identified most smugglers are heading to dry communities with their car loads of booze from Darwin.
Emergency powers akin to those imposed on liquor sales in Katherine are in place across the Darwin region until Sunday.
Police want help to stop the rise in illegal grog running to remote communities.
Supported for the new restrictions in place this week hoping to prevent the sale of big quantities of alcohol, police launched a series traffic patrols in Cahill's Crossing, Adelaide River, Daly River, Wadeye and Peppimenarti between Last Thursday and today.
They seized about 88 litres of alcohol and 554 grams of cannabis.
Police also seized three vehicles that were used to transport alcohol.
Five people were issued with notices to appear in court for offences including bring liquor into alcohol protected area, possess/control liquor in alcohol protected area, and possess schedule 2 drug traffickable quantity.
Three liquor infringement notices were issued to others.
Investigations are ongoing.
Senior Sergeant David Young said, "Police will continue our efforts in stopping the flow of alcohol and dangerous drugs into vulnerable remote communities.
"Alcohol and cannabis can have significant impacts on those residing in remote communities ranging from alcohol related violence to property offending.
"We will continue to target persons attempting to unlawfully transport large volumes of liquor and cannabis in efforts to keep our community members safe."
For information on liquor restricted areas in the Northern Territory, go to https://nt.gov.au/law/alcohol/bans-and-dry-areas/where-you-cant-drink-in-the-NT/list-of-restricted-areas.
Anyone with information on the supply of illicit substances to our communities is urged to contact police on 131 444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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