Burglaries decrease after drug busts

Police say a joint operation targeting drug offenders last week resulted in "a significant reduction in reported burglary offences for the week."

Police from the Organised Crime Squad, Geraldton Detectives, Geraldton Volume Crime Team, Geraldton Burglary Suppression Team, Geraldton Police Station and Dongara Police Station executed 19 Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants resulting in 27 offenders being charged with 77 offences. 

Police say the link between mid level drug dealers and offenders committing burglary offences is well known. 

The charges were: 

  • Possess a Prohibited Drug with Intent to Sell or Supply

  • Attempt to Manufacture a Prohibited Drug (Methyl-amphetamine)

  • Aggravated Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm

  • Possess a Prohibited Drug

  • Possess Prohibited Weapons

  • Unlawful Possession (cash)

  • Unlawful Possession (stolen property)

  • Burglary

  • Fraud

  • No Authority to Drive

Police also say they seized a number of items:

  • 1 x Clandestine Drug Laboratory

  • 48.5 grams Methyl-amphetamine

  • 170 grams Cannabis

  • $4950 Cash

  • $10,000 Stolen property recovered

  •  5 Firearms (Hand guns, rifles and homemade pen gun)

  • 81 various rounds of ammunition

  • 4 Tasers

  • Crossbow

  • Offender’s vehicle were seized and impounded

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