Police Crackdown Leads To 70 Arrests

Operation Maxima, A 48 hour blitz across the Fairfield, Bankstown, Flemington, Rosehill and Holroyd Local Area Commands has resulted in over 70 people being charged for a wide range of offences. Beginning at 5am Friday and ending at 5am Sunday, the operation was targeting traffic & drug offences as well as anti-social behaviour and was supported by the Police Transport Command, Bass Hill region enforcement squad, Traffic and Highway patrol Command and the Dog Unit.

In total, there were 70 individuals charged with various offences including a range of drug offences, assault & traffic offences, along with encountering a range of individuals with outstanding warrants. Police offices conducted searches of 324 people as well as 53 vehicles, resulting in the seizing of three weapons and a range of narcotics.

Along with this, Police carried out 2833 breathe tests as well as 262 drug tests resulting in 2 licences being suspended for speeding – 121 traffic infringements were issued in total – 20 motor vehicle defect notices along with 11 city rail infringements.

Superintendent Peter Lennon of the Fairfield LAC stated that proactive operations such as ‘Operation Maxima’ are an effective way to target anti-social behaviour.

“Operation Maxima has proven that a consistent, united and targeted approach to street-level crime is the way forward for Sydney’s west,” Superintendent Lennon said.

He also stated that the Police “will not tolerate anti-social or violent behaviour” and that anyone choosing to ignore the law will feel the full brunt of our judicial system.