A major drug bust has been made in WA resulting in the arrest of 14 foreign nationals.
Police reportedly interrupted a major methamphetamine smuggling racket into WA. During the bust police seized 200kg of ice worth $200 million.
The seizure is the second largest in the history of the state. The biggest happened last year when 321kg crystal meth was seized in September.
Six Malaysians and 8 Chinese men were arrested over the operation. Read more http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/mystery-boat-arrival-chinese-men-charged-over-200m-geraldton-trawler-ice-bust/news-story/2ddd8335b193a698d9acfe87cda859f8
The major political parties in Western Australia have ruled out banning political donations from property developers, a decision following in the footsteps of New South Wales.
Despite the decision, Premier Colin Barnett called upon Opposition Leader Mark McGowan to detail his relationship with outspoken Perth property developer Nigel Satterley.
The property developer owns land at Mandogalup near Kwinana, which could be the subject of a residential building ban under industrial buffer legislation being considered by the government.
Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-27/wa-property-developer-donation-ban-unlikely/7454660
A string of earthquakes shook the WA Goldfields region recently and it was felt by locals with windows rattling and the ground shaking.
The quake reportedly had the strength of an atomic bomb.
There was a series of 4 earthquakes that hit near Norseman with one magnitude 5.2 quake being felt as far away as Perth.
The quakes were the largest seismic activity to be felt since the Kalgoorlie quake in April 2010 that caused a lot of destruction to buildings. Did you feel them? Source: http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/three-earthquakes-shake-wa-goldfields/news-story/06e2d569da997f765f4a12ea60f9f8fb
The search is still on for a missing man who was last seen out drinking with his friends at a beer café on Murray street in Perth on Friday May 20th.
The 37 year old Sean Mitchell called a friend to say he was going on a friend’s yacht which was moored in the Swan River near the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.
The man then apparently used a yellow dingy to row to shore from the yacht and wasn’t seen since.
Read more at http://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/volunteers-mount-water-search-for-missing-perth-man-sean-mitchell/news-story/c516506252aec082324f5c5827c1f1e8
The earliest Australians may be the creators of the axe, according to scientists who have identified a 50,000 year old fragment in Kimberley, Western Australia.
Archaeologists found the tool in the remote Kimberley region which indicates that early Australians were technological innovators and were more advanced in their tool use than previously thought.
Scientists discovered the fragment, about the size of a thumbnail and placed it among the oldest pieces of evidence showing human activity in Australia. Source: http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/the-earliest-australians-invented-the-axe-scientist-believe/news-story/7c4ad7ed1fd301a0e6b557dd0f38d4b7
The Harbour Master has been named the home of best steak sandwich in Perth and the owner attributes his success to the use of mouth-watering blended flavours and an extra side.
The Australian Hoteliers Association Expo was recently held at the Crown with the steak sandwich bringing together WA venues and pubs, showcasing home-style cooking and locally grown WA produce.
The final cook-off was between 5 restaurants but The Harbour Master’s steak sandwich won out in the end. Read more at http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/the-harbour-master-home-of-perths-best-steak-sandwich-20160512-gota41.html
A Fremantle man was charged with a series of drug and firearm offences after his vehicle was stopped by police recently.
The man was identified by police after driving his car erratically in Yangebup.
The 31 year old man then failed to stop when requested and tried to evade police before abandoning his car.
He was arrested thereafter which is when a homemade firearm, ammunition, methylamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were discovered in his possession.
He was charged for possession of these items as well as with reckless driving, having no authority to drive and failing to comply with a request to give personal details.
Read more at https://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Fremantle-man-on-drug-gun-charges-after-incident-in-Yangebup/7687168
If you weren’t already aware the world’s largest plane has touched down in Perth, sending around16,000 aviation fanatics into a frenzy as they gathered at Perth Airport to catch a glimpse of the impressive aircraft.
It was the Antonov 225’s first visit to Australia for its first commercial flight. The plane took off from Kiev carrying a 133 tonne generator made in The Czech Republic. The plan can carry up to 250 tonnes.
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the massive plane was stranded in Ukraine but in 2001 it was decided that the plane would be recommissioned.
Once it leaves Australia, the plane will visit Turkmenistan, India and Malaysia.
A police car chase through Perth’s southern suburbs led to the arrest of a Fremantle man who was found with a homemade gun and drugs.
Fremantle Detectives say the 31 year old man refused to pull over when prompted by police and sped off, leading police on a pursuit before abandoning the vehicle at Torgoyle Reserve in Wattleup.
Police proceeded to chase down the man by foot before catching him. They discovered a homemade gun, ammunition, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He will appear in Fremantle Magistrates Court on May 20th.
It seems pier erosion was to blame for the recent Fremantle bridge closure. Although the bridge has since been reopened, the erosion was found at the foundation of one of the bridge’s piers leading authorities to close the bridge.
As a precautionary safety measure Main Roads closed the bridge and northern river channel to all traffic after an inspection revealed concerns.
The inspection found erosion at the foundation of one of the bridge’s four piers.
Read more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-29/fremantle-traffic-bridge-closed-for-up-to-a-week-pier-erosion/7372590