NSW Police and Crime Stoppers will today launch the ‘Dob in a Dealer’ (DIAD) statewide campaign aimed at mobilising members of the public in the fight against illicit drugs.
The Commonwealth-funded campaign is being launched across NSW following the success of the previous ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign which ran from February 2016 to March 2017, aimed at stopping Australia’s supply of illicit drugs including methylamphetamine (ice), cocaine, MDMA, heroin and cannabis.
Over the next month, the ‘Dob in a Dealer’ campaign will be held in 14 locations across NSW, with the first being Tweed Heads.
The campaign will see police and Crime Stoppers conduct intensive community-engagement activities.
Data from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commissioner’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program illustrate the ongoing ‘ice’ problem across the country.
In the last year, cocaine consumption in NSW has increased, and almost doubled in Sydney. NSW also has the highest recorded heroin usage in Australia.