Police have made over 200 drug busts following a massive blitz at Splendour this past weekend.
A “record” 2.8 kilos of narcotics, predominantly MDMA and cannabis. was seized by the cops over the course of their four-day high-visibility op up at North Byron Parklands.
Most severe among the offenders was a 21-year-old Queensland man, who was allegedly caught with more than 220 MDMA caps, as well as cocaine and cannabis, found stashed inside his vehicle on the campgrounds.
“It’s disappointing that despite the warnings, we continue to detect the possession and supply of these illicit substances,” Tweed/Byron Police District Commander Superintendent Dave Roptell said in a statement.
“Not only is it a serious criminal offence, it is also harmful to your health; it can impact not only your life, but the lives of those around you.
“The safety of festival-goers remains our number one priority.”
Thankfully, NSW Health has confirmed to Fairfax that there were zero major drug hospitalisations over the course of the festival.
It comes on the heels of an coronial inquiry into drug deaths at NSW music festivals, which has heard up to 80% of festivalgoers have taken MDMA in the past year.