Media release

Liquor seized – Wadeye


Northern Territory Police have seized a large quantity of alcohol following a traffic campaign in Wadeye.

During the evening of Thursday 2 July 2020, officers from Wadeye Police Station conducted the campaign to target those taking alcohol and drugs into the community.

Overall, 34 bottles of liquor were seized, with 24 bottles seized from one vehicle. 54.1 grams of cannabis was also seized.

Six people will be facing charges for:

  • 3 x drink drinking
  • 4 x drive unlicensed
  • 4 x drive unregistered / uninsured vehicle
  • 2 x possess control liquor alcohol protected area
  • 2 x bring liquor into alcohol protected area
  • 1 x possess schedule 2 dangerous drug – traffickable amount

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Clarke said, “Police will continue to work closely with community members and maintain proactive duties, so we can work together in reducing the harm caused to our remote communities”.

PFES Media