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Source: Northern Territory Police

Northern Territory Police have seized further quantities of cannabis destined for remote communities as part of Operation Starck.

Operation Starck was established by the Drug and Organised Crime Squad (DOCS) to disrupt the importation of illicit substances, including cannabis and alcohol, into remote communities. Screening of air and sea freight included the physical inspection of shipments by DOCS detectives and the use of drug detector dogs from the Dog Operations Unit.

Between Friday 22 and Thursday 28 May 2020, police seized approximately 921 grams of cannabis.

One person was issued a notice to appear in court, five drug infringements were issued and three other matters remain under investigation.

Detective Senior Sergeant Crispin Gargan said, “There has been some fairly significant cannabis seizures in the past week with the total seized in excess of seven kilograms.”

“DOCS members continue to see all sorts of different ruses to try and put the dogs off and allude detection. Including frozen chickens this week! They have and will continue to fail”.

Operation Starck remains ongoing.

Anyone with information on the importation of illicit substances is urged to contact police on 131 444 or via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.