Thursday 9 June 2016
Crime Stoppers Victoria is calling on residents of the westerns suburbs to report what they know about the manufacture and distribution of crystal methylamphetamine (‘ice’) and other illicit drugs in their neighbourhoods.
The charity is launching its two-week intensive Dob in a Dealer campaign in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine today (Thursday, 9 June) to gather information about local drug dealing activity.
The Brimbank campaign is the first of five to be rolled out in Melbourne’s suburbs in 2016.
Residents are urged to contact Crime Stoppers to confidentially report any information relating to people who may be bringing harmful drugs into the local community.
“Information from the community leads to real results when it comes to breaking the cycle of crime,” said Crime Stoppers Victoria CEO Sam Hunter, “arrests are made and warrants are executed as a result of reports to Crime Stoppers.
“Dob in a Dealer is a community engagement campaign. It’s about empowering every member of the community to play a part in reducing the manufacture and supply of illicit drugs.
“Help us to stop the manufacture, stop the distribution, stop the supply.
“We urge the Sunshine and Brimbank community and all Victorians to pick up the phone and call Crime Stoppers confidentially on 1800 333 000 or report online at crimestoppersvic.com.au anything you know about the manufacture, supply and dealing of illicit drugs in your neighbourhood.
“Any information Crime Stoppers receives is handled in utmost confidence. You do not have to give your name or any personal details. There is no caller ID or IP tracing.”
The Brimbank campaign is being launched by Crime Stoppers Victoria in collaboration with Victoria Police.
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