| August 02, 2018

Dob in a Dealer campaign will help clean-up drugs in Murray

Federal Member for Murray, the Hon Damian Drum MP has welcomed a further one million dollar funding commitment by the Coalition Government to continue the national Dob in a Dealer campaign run by Crime Stoppers Australia.

One million dollars will be provided from assets confiscated as proceeds of crime, meaning the program will be funded by money that was once destined to line the pockets of our most serious criminals.

Mr Drum said Dob in a Dealer is a call to action to the Murray community to provide Crime Stoppers with information to assist law enforcement disrupt the import, manufacture and supply of ice and other harmful illicit drugs.

“I encourage locals to anonymously contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au to ‘dob in’ those people profiting from the use of illicit drugs in our community,” Mr Drum said.

“Drugs such as ice can have a devastating impact on our local communities and it is up to all of us to do our bit to stop the scourge of ice and other illicit substances.

The last Dob in a Dealer campaign, which ran between February 2016 and March 2017, saw an average national increase of 95 per cent in drug-related information reports, including an increase of 143 per cent in the number of amphetamine-related reports from the public.

During 2016 in Victoria, Crime Stoppers saw a 146 per cent increase in drug-related information reports and a 187 per cent increase in amphetamine-related information reports thanks to the Dob in a Dealer campaign.

Dob in a Dealer builds on the work this Government is already doing to address the impact of drug and alcohol misuse in our communities through an investment of more than $685 million over four years, and the establishment of the National Ice Taskforce.

If you have information about someone who is manufacturing or dealing drugs you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au. You can remain anonymous.

 

Increase in drug and amphetamine-related Information Reports from the previous Dob in a Dealer campaign.

State/Territory

% increase in drug-related Information Reports

% increase in amphetamine-related Information Reports

Australian Capital Territory

46%

124%

New South Wales

107%

149%

Northern Territory

129%

101%

Queensland

86%

138%

South Australia

132%

253%

Tasmania

68%

140%

Victoria

146%

187%

Western Australia

49%

57%

National Average

95%

143%

 

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