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Police in the Moreton Bay Region are asking residents to help Crime Stoppers Queensland disrupt the manufacture and supply of drugs in their local area by reporting anything they know about drug-dealing offences.
The Dob in a Dealer campaign is a nation-wide program funded by the Federal Government to stop Australia’s supply chain of illicit drugs including methylamphetamine (ICE), cocaine, MDMA, heroin and cannabis.
A senior Moreton District police officer said their aim is to cut the head off supplies and importation.
Crime Stoppers Queensland CEO, Trevor O’Hara said in a statement, it is expected public support will help police intervene with criminals and organised crime gangs responsible for the manufacture and supply of these drugs and alleviate the cost to local communities.
Mr O’Hara says: “Criminal drug related activity is not only costing millions of dollars in healthcare and law enforcement, but it is tragically and unnecessarily costing human lives.”
In 2017, more than $102,000 worth of drugs were seized in Redcliffe alone, with 863 reports being made to Crime Stoppers in the area.
Mr O’Hara continued: “Through Dob in a Dealer, we’re not asking you to dob in your mates. We’re asking you to be a mate, and look after the welfare for friends, family and colleagues by reporting to Crime Stoppers anything you have seen or heard that could relate to the import, manufacture or supply of illicit drugs. You don’t have to have the complete story. Your small piece of information could be the missing piece of the puzzle,” Mr O’Hara added.
If you have any information about someone who is manufacturing or dealing drugs, you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppers.com.au. You can remain anonymous.