Operation Fortitude reaps results

A high-profile police operation targeting drugs and licensing enforcement at Terrigal, Gosford and Erina, was held over the weekend of January 21 and 22.

Police targeted drugs in the two day operation across the Brisbane Water Local Area Command as part of Operation Fortitude. Throughout the operation, police were assisted by a drug detection dog. Brisbane Water Local Area Commander, Superintendent Danny Sullivan, said Operation Fortitude was established by police to combat alcohol-related crime and antisocial behaviour. “As part of the latest phase of Operation Fortitude, we engaged the assistance of a police drug detection dog and handler,” Supt Sullivan said. “This operation continues and I assure anyone who has the intention of acting illegally or being antisocial in the future that they will be identified, arrested and charged,” he said.

“As people enjoy their leisure time in this beautiful part of NSW, we do not want individuals or groups causing problems. “I can assure you that this operation will continue across the command.” On the evening of Saturday, January 21, a 31-year-old man was detected for possessing ammunition and breaching a fi rearms prohibition order. He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Monday, January 23. On Sunday, January 22, a 30-year-old man was arrested and charged with drug supply and dealing with the proceeds of crime. He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on January 23. The operation saw three people detected for possessing drugs, one for breaching an AVO and two for breaching bail. Two people were detected for offensive behaviour. Twenty nine people were searched during the operation, while three vehicles were also examined by police. Officers conducted 15 business inspections while nine move on directions were issued.

Media release, Jan 23, 2017 NSW Police media