ALCOHOL INTERCEPTED NEAR COOBER PEDY, ALLEGEDLY EN-ROUTE TO APY LANDS

Alcohol intercepted near Coober Pedy, allegedly en-route to Indulkana

Alcohol intercepted near Coober Pedy, allegedly en-route to Indulkana

A man has been issued with a barring order after attempting to bring in alcohol to an Aboriginal community.

At about 5pm yesterday, patrols stopped a Ford sedan about five kilometres south of Coober Pedy and spoke to the male driver.

Police searched the car and found 19 bottles of wine and 23 cans of beer, which they believed were destined for the Indulkana community. The alcohol was seized and later destroyed by police.

A 67-year-old man from Coober Pedy was issued a 6-month barring order from all Coober Pedy licensed premises.

Legislation relating to the supply and consumption of alcohol on Aboriginal lands includes the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 and the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act 1966.

Under these laws some Aboriginal communities and areas, including the APY Lands and Yalata, have banned the possession, consumption, sale or supply of alcohol on their land.