Friday, November 19th, 2010
Crime Stoppers Queensland has joined forces with all Crime Stoppers programs and all Law Enforcement Agencies across Australia in a nationwide offensive against illegal drugs, particularly amphetamines and clandestine laboratories.

On Friday 19 November 2010, Crime Stoppers encourages all Queenslanders who may suspect someone of being involved, or know something about the manufacture and distribution of amphetamines to ‘Say Something’.

“We urge all community members to share suspected or known information regarding illegal the manufacture and distribution of amphetamines, in particular illicit drug laboratories, or ‘backyard’ labs, to call our Crime Stoppers hotline 1 800 333 000 or go online through our website at ” said Trevor O’Hara, Chief Executive Officer of Crime Stoppers in Queensland.

“Crime Stoppers with the assistance of the Queensland public have a terrific record for the clearing up of drug related matters. In the last 20 years, calls to Crime Stoppers have resulted in over $575 million worth of drugs being seized and destroyed in Queensland alone”, Mr O’Hara said.

“That’s a staggering result – all from anonymous information reports to our Crime Stoppers Queensland program”, Mr O’Hara said. “The community are our eyes and ears and Crime Stoppers provides the only avenue for the public to report anonymous information to help protect our Queensland lifestyle”, he said.

Commissioner Atkinson of the Queensland Police Service said, “This is the first time national police agencies and Crime Stoppers have adopted a single national approach to fighting illegal drugs.”

Commissioner Atkinson further explained that “Today we see more sophisticated factory type laboratories, however there is also an increasing trend for small home ‘backyard’ clandestine labs to be operating. These labs are often associated with illegal power wiring, discarded chemical bottles, blackened out windows or lingering chemical smells.”

“In 2009/2010 - 43,195 Drug Offences were recorded in Queensland, a 4% decrease on the previous year, however we must continue the fight against illegal drugs and working with community partners Crime Stoppers, we encourage the Queensland public to report any information regarding illegal drugs” Mr Atkinson said.

Queenslanders can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1 800 333 000 or going online to

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Crime Stoppers Queensland Limited

Crime Stoppers Queensland Limited is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation with with the Queensland Police Service and Queensland Public to stop, solve and prevent crimes together.

Crime Stoppers Queensland Limited is proudly supported by Major Partners - The Brisbane Airport Corporation, Brisbane City Council and Crimsafe.
Trevor O'Hara
P: 1300 309 355


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