In Times Of COVID Nsw & Qld (Australia) Don’t Forget Their War On Drugs

In Times Of COVID Nsw & Qld (Australia) Don’t Forget Their War On Drugs

If anything higlights what a waste of the public purse the “war on drugs” is, this story (press release) about Strike Force Riche across two states in Australia is . Most defendants have been refused bail but in a matter of weeks they may be back in the community anyway if COVID-19 starts whipping through remand centres. This virus is putting into stark contrast the pointlessness of many human activities the war on drugs being one of them. Mirage News reports…. Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged 11 people and seized $3 million worth of prohibited drugs as part of investigations into a Sydney-based organised crime syndicate. In July 2019, the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad and the NSW Crime Commission established Strike Force Riche to investigate a criminal syndicate involved in cannabis cultivation and money laundering. Their inquiries uncovered a network operating multiple hydro houses in residential areas across Sydney’s south west, and it will be alleged in court that the syndicate cultivated and supplied large commercial quantities of cannabis in NSW and interstate. During the course of the investigation, a Kia Carnival – with six occupants including two children – was stopped on the Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, about 11pm on Friday 20 December 2019. During a search of the vehicle, police located a total of 71kg of cannabis packed in various bags. Two bags – containing a total of 1kg of methylamphetamine – were also seized. The combined estimated potential street value of the drugs is $716,000.…

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Source : CANNANNEW REPORT
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