Taskforce Raven Wrap Up
Wednesday 29-Aug-2012 12:51
A three week long operation based in Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding areas, has led to more than 50 arrests and $82,000 worth of recovered stolen items.
Detective Sergeant Mark Stringer from the Drug and Organised Crime Section said the operation focused on targeting drug supply, property crime and violent crime.
“In total, Police executed 17 search warrants, arrested 52 alleged offenders and charged them with 107 offences,” Detective Sergeant Stringer said.
“A further 13 received a summons to appear in court and nine were issued with Drug Infringement Notices. Police also seized 711 grams of cannabis and 60.36 grams of amphetamine.
“Although the operation itself has finished, Police are still targeting this type of offending and expect to make further arrests in due course.
“During the 21 day operation, we saw a reduction in unlawful entries of 20%.
“Operation Raven’s success was due to hard working Detectives focussing on property offenders and street level drug dealers.”
Police urge anyone who may be a victim of property or violent crime, or who may witness drug related or suspicious behaviour, to contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.