NSW Police and Crime Stoppers will today launch the ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign aimed at mobilising members of the public in the fight against illicit drugs.
The campaign will be launched across NSW following the success of the previous Dob in a Dealer push, which ran from February 2016 to March 2017.
It is aimed at stopping Australia’s supply of illicit drugs including methylamphetamine (ice), cocaine, MDMA, heroin and cannabis.
Police and Crime Stoppers will conduct intensive community-engagement activities to highlight the important role members of the public play in helping police shut down drug-manufacturing syndicates and arrest drug suppliers.
Local residents will be urged to contact Crime Stoppers to report drug-dealing activities with all information treated in the strictest of confidence.
Data from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commissioner’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program illustrates the ongoing ‘ice’ problem across the country.
The Dob in a Dealer campaign will target criminals who are manufacturing and supplying illicit drugs, and even one phone call to Crime Stoppers can have an enormous impact.
Crime Stoppers NSW CEO, Peter Price AM, said responding to drug-related offences not only cost millions of dollars in healthcare and law enforcement, but tragically and unnecessarily cost human lives.
“Someone’s son or daughter is likely to die today because of a drug dealer selling their poison for profit,” Mr Price said.
“We know from history that public support helps police intervene in criminal activity and disrupt organised crime gangs who are responsible for the manufacture and supply of these drugs.
“Anything you have seen or heard that could relate to the import, manufacture or supply of illicit drugs and help police bring those responsible to justice.”
If you think you have information about someone in your community who is manufacturing or supplying drugs, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 for a confidential conversation, or report securely online at www.crimestoppers.com.au