Drugs Discovered Inside Shoulder Pads, Suit Lining and Shoe Soles of Prison Inmates

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.    Reports from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice show that in the last six months, there have been about a dozen incidents across the state’s prisons and correctional facilities in which officers have seized contraband drugs smuggled in by prisoners and their visitors. Indeed, confined to a cell, ...continue reading

Cat Smuggler Escapes Prison After Being Found Allegedly Carrying Two Grams of Heroin

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A cat that was detained at Sri Lanka’s main prison for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs has managed to escape from its jail cell. According to reports from the local media, on Saturday 1 August 2020, the felonious feline was detected by jail intelligence officials at the high-security Welikada ...continue reading

Brave Little Boy Endures 12-Hour Joyride Hiding in Stolen Vehicle Until Safe to Get Help

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A brave seven-year-old boy from Perth has endured a horror joyride that lasted almost 12 hours after a stranger stole a family vehicle inside which the young boy had fallen asleep. It is reported that around 8:40pm on Saturday 10 October 2020, a white Mitsubishi Pajero Sports four-wheel drive ...continue reading

Man Charged with Serious Animal Cruelty Over Horror Stabbing of Two French Bulldogs

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A 31-year-old man from Sydney has been charged with a series of offences including serious animal cruelty after allegedly breaking into a home in Edmondson Park in the city’s west and stabbing two French Bulldogs with a knife. The incident is reported by NSW Police to have occurred on ...continue reading

Man Charged with Contaminating Food After Poking Loaf of Bread with Blood-Covered Syringe at Supermarket

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Why someone would want to sabotage food supplies, let alone at a time when people and businesses alike are doing it tough against the current coronavirus pandemic, is rather puzzling. But not for Craigieburn man, Fue Yang, who last week was caught allegedly inserting a needle contaminated with blood ...continue reading

Man Commits a Break & Enter in a Sydney CBD Woolworths Store Stealing $2 Bag of Nuts

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It was the bizarre craving that saw a man break and enter into a Woolworths store in Sydney’s CBD, cause $750 worth of damage in the process, then go on to steal a packet of mixed nuts worth about $2. Indeed, one may surmise that if you were going ...continue reading

Chinese Drug Trafficker on Death Row Escapes Lawful Custody by Tunnelling Through Sewers to Road Outside

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   It’s the kind of plot you’d only ever see play out in a movie, except of course this was real life – in mid-September 2020, a man facing the death sentence in Indonesia for drug trafficking managed to escape from jail by tunnelling through the sewage system, and ...continue reading

NSW Police Commissioner Defends Officers Who Performed ‘Unlawful’ Arrest on Curtis Scott

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has sought to defend the actions of police officers involved in the wrongful arrest of NRL player Curtis Scott. The bodycam footage of the arrest shown in court sparked outrage, with it depicting Scott, who was passed out drunk at the foot of ...continue reading

Can Police Search You Using a Drug Detection Dog in NSW?

By Poppy Morandin and Jimmy Singh.   Sniffer dog operations have reportedly returned following their apparent suspension due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sniff Off, a Greens campaign for police accountability, drug law reform and civil liberties, regularly reports on sightings of drug dog operations in order to raise the public awareness. They ...continue reading

Latest BOSCAR statistics and the need for greater focus on rehabilitation: An interview with Deputy Mayor of Dubbo and Barrister Stephen Lawrence

By Poppy Morandin.   Recent release of crime statistics detailing a quarterly update for this year, have revealed that crime across most of NSW has remained stable or fallen in the two years to June 2020. A major exception to this finding was within the crime category of sexual assault, which has risen 9.4% over ...continue reading

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