CRIME STOPPERS URGES DARWIN, PALMERSTON AND RURAL RESIDENTS TO DOB IN A DEALER
Time is up for drug dealers in the Northern Territory, with Crime Stoppers calling on local residents to report information about those manufacturing and distributing crystal methylamphetamine (‘ice’) and other illicit drugs.
Crime Stoppers will be targeting the Darwin region for a two week intensive Dob in a Dealer campaign from Monday, March 14 to gather information about local drug dealing activity.
The Crime Stoppers Dob in a Dealer program is being rolled out across Australia to aid in the detection and disruption of drugs being supplied across the state.
The march against drugs in the Darwin region is underway and will continue to roll out across the Territory over the coming months.
Residents are urged to contact Crime Stoppers to anonymously report any information relating to people who may be bringing harmful drugs into the local community.
“We know that drugs like ice or methylamphetamines are of serious concern to the community”, Crime Stoppers Chairperson David De Silva said.
“The community are well aware of the devastating effects of ice so we are asking all residents to help put a stop to the flow of drugs. Halting the spread of ice requires a whole-of-community response and Dob in a Dealer is specifically aimed at stopping the manufacture and supply of drugs.”
“Crime Stoppers is committed to working with the Northern Territory Police Force, the media and local residents to gather anonymous information that can help to reduce drug supply and drug related crimes and help keep the community safe,” David De Silva said.
“Local residents often hold the key to information that can help reduce crime. We are asking residents in the Darwin region to play an active role and report those people that are bringing harmful drugs into the region.
“Making a report to Crime Stoppers is completely confidential. You will never be identified or called up for a court case, but every piece of information you provide can help solve crimes and reduce supply.”
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.nt.crimestoppers.com.au
Crime Stoppers is focused on gathering information to stop the supply and manufacture of drugs. If you or someone you know is affected by drug use or addiction, please contact support services such as Family Drug Help on 1300 660 068 or Youth Support and Advocacy Service on 1800 014 446.
Crime Stoppers is a not-for-profit community organisation, helping to keep families and communities safe. We work closely with police to provide valuable information from the public to help solve crime. Any information you provide is anonymous– so if you see something or you know something, say something.