This appeal comes after The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released the seventh report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, revealing oxycodone, fentanyl and cocaine consumption in the Australian Capital Territory is amongst the highest in the nation. Based on wastewater findings for December 2018, the Australian Capital Territory had the second highest average capital city consumption for all three drugs.
The Dob in a Dealer campaign is a nation-wide Crime Stoppers program funded by the Federal Government to stop Australia’s supply chain of illicit drugs, including methylamphetamine (ice), cocaine, MDMA, heroin and cannabis.
Diana Forrester, Chair, ACT Region Crime Stoppers said, “Crime Stoppers is an excellent way to help reduce the drug problems in our community. It is a confidential way to report information about the manufacturers and dealers responsible, to help law enforcement address take action on this very serious issue in our society. We are always available to accept information on drug-related activity. If you see anything suspicious please, make the call to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go onto our new website to report what you know or suspect about criminal activity. You can help cut the supply of drugs in our community.”
Ms Forrester says there can be various signs of drug dealing and manufacturing to look out for: “Things like routine short and frequent visits to a property at unusual hours, covered or reinforced windows and unusual smells coming from a property. We encourage people to report anything suspicious they have seen, heard or know,” she said.
Crime Stoppers is the trusted link between police and the community. Anyone who sees, hears or knows about drug related activity or other criminal activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersact.com.au/.