Media release

Liquor seizures – West Daly Region


Northern Territory Police have successfully conducted a number of operations throughout the West Daly Region targeting the illicit supply and possession of liquor and driving offences.

Over the weekend, local officers in Wadeye responded to 41 incidents in the area. In one incident a 41-year-old male was arrested for high range drink driving, returning a result of 0.210.

Over the same time period, officers from Peppimenarti issued a 24-year-old female with an infringement notice after police seized 55 litres of liquor and 30 grams of Cannabis, located in her vehicle after a traffic apprehension on the Port Keats Road.

In Daly River, local police seized approximately 96 litres worth of liquor in a number of separate incidents. Officers were kept busy dealing with a number of disturbances within the community in addition to a male threatening other residents with a crossbow which was later surrendered to police. 

A 36-year-old male was issued an infringement for being in possession of 4 litres of liquor, a 65-year-old was issued an infringement for being in possession of 30 litres of liquor and a 37-year-old female has been issued with an infringement for being in possession of 62 litres of liquor. All Infringements were issued for bringing liquor into an alcohol protected area.

Commander Kylie Anderson said “Our members are on the frontline everyday working to protect and serve the community.

“The supply of illicit substances into vulnerable communities remains a catalyst for serious offending including domestic violence and community unrest. There is absolutely no excuse for anyone who perpetuates this type of harm.

“We have seen recent instances of community unrest across the West Daly Region. Police will continue to hold offenders to account whilst also engaging with community members, traditional owners and elders to ensure effective strategies are in place to reduce further offending.

“I commend the tireless work of local members who removed a significant amount of alcohol and responded to a large number of disturbances across the region over the weekend.”