SLUG: 5KG of cocaine imported into Melbourne’s International Airport
1. A 34-year-old Australian man is being charged with importing 5kg of cocaine into Melbourne’s international airport.
The Australian Federal Police arrested the man last night.
After they found a white substance hidden in the man’s suitcase.
The man appeared before Melbourne’s Magistrates court today charged with importing $1.6-million-dollars’ worth of cocaine.
Media journalist Lily reporting with Commander George Watson from the airport.
Reporter: I am here now with Commander (George Watson who was there on the scene.)
Grab: this seizure demonstrates the ….(capacity of ABF officers on the frontline to identify and disrupt the)…. importation of drugs into Australia.
Total Duration: 38s
SLUG: Drive by shooting in Maitland
2. Moving on, police are investigating a drive by shooting in Maitland that occurred last night.
At around 1 police were called to the home after there were reports of shots being fired.
Luckily no one was injured during the incident.
Detective Superintendent Craig Jackson says police will continue to target those involved in criminal activity, including outlaw motorcycle gangs.
They are urging anyone with information following the incident last night to please contact police via crime stoppers.
SLUG: Queensland’s coast being faced with Cyclone Debbie
3. Queensland’s coast is being faced with the severe, tropical cyclone Debbie today.
Queensland’s Regional Director, Bruce Gunn says the cyclone has slowed down over Hayman Island, and will cross the coast between Bowen and Proserpine this afternoon.
Mr Gunn says Cyclone Debbie will deliver a significant rainfall as it tracks over land, with floods over northern NSW. People should check the Bureau’s website for the latest warnings.
SLUG: $100,000 donated by Sydney to new Pilot project
4. In more news the city of Sydney is providing $100,000 in cash and in kind support.
They are donating this to a new project ran by the pilot project.
This new project will bring hope and opportunities to refugees starting a new life in Australia.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore says, W2Sydney will provide a unique and innovative opportunity for newly arrived refugees and their families to connect and engage with their new home city and the broader Sydney community.
SLUG: Car crash north of Yass
5. A Man has been reported dead after being involved in a fatal car crash overnight, north of Yass.
Emergency services were called to the scene and found a sedan and truck had collided.
The 46-year-old man driving the sedan died at the scene. While the 68-year-old man driving the truck was treated by paramedics before being airlifted to Canberra hospital.
Police are still investigating the scene.