Crime Stoppers

Tennant Creek public dobbing in grog runners

Tuesday 15-May-2018 14:40

Northern Territory Police in Tennant Creek want to thank the community for their contribution to catching out grog runners.

In the past three weeks, members have seized approximately 200 litres of alcohol that had departed Mt Isa, bound for Tennant Creek.

Another male was identified as having been behind the attempted supply of 185 litres of cask wine which was seized before he fled back to Townsville, avoiding charges.

A 52-year-old male was also charged with supplying alcohol to a person on the Banned Drinkers’ Register and is now on the BDR himself.

“Some of the success we’ve had has been a result of information from the public, so we would like to thank them” Superintendent in the Tennant Creek Barkly Division Kerry Hoskins said.

“We want the public to continue to dob in a grog runner and help make our community a safer place.”

Anyone with information about grog running is urged to notify police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 to assist police with their enquiries.