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150 Punters Were Nabbed With Drugs At Sydney Festivals This Weekend And The Cops Are Fed Up

Written by Emmy Mack on March 12, 2017

Sydney police are “disappointed” after nearly 150 people were arrested for drug offences at a number of music events over the weekend.

One in 50 punters attending the Days Like This music festival in Randwick were reportedly nabbed with illicit substances, with two being charged with drug supply and 97 others slapped with possession offences at the event, which attracted a crowd of 5,000.

Meanwhile, at Sydney Olympic Park, ten kids were also caught with drugs at under-18s event Good Life Presents Your Friends 2017, with the cops reporting that they’ll be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

Finally, 28 others were collared with drugs — including a 25-year-old man with 26 MDMA caps — at another music event at Moore Park, which could possibly have been Diplo’s sold-out show at the Hordern Pavilion.

“Police remain disappointed that some people continue to risk their lives taking illicit drugs,” a statement from the cops reads.

The fuzz did concede, however, that “the majority of those in attendance at the events were well behaved”.

“Police operations to target illicit drugs and other criminal offences at these types of events will continue,” they said.

Keep up to date with the latest news surrounding the war on drugs and debates around sniffer dogs and pill-testing here.


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