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

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt has welcomed a further $1 million funding commitment by the Coalition Government to continue the national Dob in a Dealer campaign run by Crime Stoppers Australia, benefitting communities across Hinkler.

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

“Just yesterday local media reported on a father who had a secret drug lab in his home and the three young children living in that home all tested positive to dangerous substances,” Mr Pitt said.

“I encourage Hinkler residents 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.

“Drugs such as ice can have a devastating impact on our local communities.”

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 Queensland, Crime Stoppers received more than 17,000 drug-related information reports, including more than 5200 amphetamine-related reports. This led to more than 600 arrests and the seizure of more than $1 million worth of drugs.

If you have information about someone who is manufacturing or dealing drugs you can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or 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%