NT police destroy 500 litres of alcohol destined for remote communities

More than 500 litres of alcohol has been destroyed by Northern Territory police after a three-day operation uncovered the booze destined for remote communities.

Five vehicles travelling from South Australia were stopped south of Alice Springs and a search uncovered 89 five litre wine bladders, 14 four litre wine bladders and a one litre bottle of spirits.

Seven people were issued with drug infringement notices, two people were issued with traffic infringement notices and a man has been ordered to face court at a later date after he was found in possession of a trafficable amount of cannabis.

More than 500 litres of alcohol were destroyed. Source: NT Police

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Leith Phillips said the seizure of this large quantity of alcohol would have a positive impact on the communities it was destined for.

“This is a significant seizure of alcohol destined for vulnerable people at risk of alcohol fuelled violence,” he said.

“We should see a dramatic decreased in violent alcohol related offending as a result of this seizure.”