They’ll never know
As the nation’s most trusted crime information receiving service Crime Stoppers is pleased to once again be supported by the Australian Government to help law enforcement disrupt the supply of illicit drugs in the Australian community.
In some way, every Australian family has been impacted by drugs; whether that’s losing a loved one to addiction, the 1 in 10 people who have been a victim of an illicit drug-related incident, or indirectly affected because of the significant health and social costs to the community.
Our own research shows drugs remain the number one crime of concern for all Australians. We are focusing on organised crime and those running the illicit drug trade, because they are the cause of so much suffering.
Making and selling illicit drugs across Australia are the lifeblood of serious and organised crime groups – estimated to be worth more than $10 billion per year.
We want your help to unsettle domestic drug markets, disrupt national and international supply chains and hamper activities of criminal networks, particularly organised crime groups – and the eyes and ears of the community will help make that happen.
Contacting Crime Stoppers anonymously means the criminals will never know it was you who spoke up.
How significant is organised crime in Australia?
- Transnational serious and organised criminals commonly involved in the illicit drug market includes outlaw motorcycle gangs, cartels, triads and Italian organised crime. These groups are trafficking drugs at an alarming rate because Australia is one of the most profitable countries in the world to sell illicit drugs.
- Violence in Australian suburbs is often linked to illicit drug trafficking because of outlaw motorcycle gangs and other organised crime syndicates.
What type of information do we want?
Useful information about illicit drug trafficking can include:
- Any information about past or current criminal activity.
- Any information about suspicious or unusual activities.
- The personal details of those involved – such as their names, home address, work address and vehicle registrations, if you know them.
- Details of any property – for example, how many people live there, if they have guard dogs or there are firearms and other weapons present.
- Details of any vehicles.
Will I need to go to court or give a statement?
- When you contact Crime Stoppers you are under no obligation to say who you are, make a formal statement to police or get involved in any subsequent court proceedings.