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Northern Territory Police have charged three people on secondary supply offences after seizing more than 100 litres of alcohol destined for Alcohol Protected Areas in Central Australia.

Members of the Alice Springs Alcohol Policing Unit stopped a man on the Stuart Highway heading to a remote community with 47 litres of alcohol on Saturday September 7.

He was charged with one count of Intent Supply Liquor to an Alcohol Protected Area and will appear before the Alice Springs Local Court in late October.

Two women were caught travelling south of Alice Springs with a total of 73 litres of alcohol heading to Alcohol Protected Areas on the same weekend.

The two women, aged 27 and 38 were both charged with one count of Intent Supply Liquor to Alcohol Protected Area.

The 27-year-old received a further two charges for driving with unrestrained children under the age of 4 years and Driving unlicenced.

A further nine litres of alcohol destined for Alcohol Police Areas, was seized and destroyed by the Alice Springs Alcohol Policing Unit.

“Alcohol that makes its way into Alcohol Protected Area’s in the Northern Territory does considerable harm to these communities,” said Superintendent Brendan Muldoon

“Our members work tirelessly towards reducing alcohol related harm across the Northern Territory.  Secondary supply of alcohol is a considerable issue for us and we will be targeting those people who attempt to profit from people who are dealing with alcoholism.”

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