ALCOHOL SEIZED AND DESTROYED NEAR COOBER PEDY

Alcohol seized and destroyed by police suspected of travelling to APY Lands

Alcohol seized and destroyed by police suspected of travelling to APY Lands

A vehicle suspected of illegally trafficking alcohol onto the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara (APY) lands was stopped by police early Friday morning Friday, 21 June 2013 on the Stuart Highway near Coober Pedy.

The Holden stationwagon with seven male occupants was searched and alcohol seized along with a small amount of cannabis in three re-sealable plastic bags.

Police issued two occupants of the vehicle with cannabis expiation notices, while three expiations were also issued for occupants not wearing their seatbelts.

It is illegal to take alcohol onto the APY lands, with police having the authority to seize and destroy alcohol if some attempts to traffic it into the area.