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Detectives charge more than two dozen in Operation Stairway drugs sting in Mandurah district

Hannah CrossThe West Australian
Detectives in Operation Stairway.
Camera IconDetectives in Operation Stairway. Credit: WA Police/WA Police

Detectives have charged more than two dozen people after a week-long sting targeting high-harm offenders across the Mandurah region.

Police seized various drugs including methamphetamine, party drug GHB, cannabis and drug paraphernalia, as well as a stolen caravan as part of Operation Stairway between April 17 and 24.

Rockingham and Mandurah detectives have charged 25 people with 48 offences including aggravated burglary, home burglary and commit, steal motor vehicle, stealing and fraud.

Operation Stairway - Mandurah. Mandurah and Rockingham Detectives have charged 25 individuals with 48 offences after seven days
of action targeting high harm offenders in the local area late last month.
Camera IconOperation Stairway. Credit: WA Police/WA Police

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Police Commissioner Col Blanch said detectives took a “proactive investigation” to target repeat offenders who were often involved in burglaries and vehicle thefts.

“I think that shows the community down in Mandurah that police take it very seriously,” he said.

“People who commit crimes likes burglaries and other high volume crimes, because that really does strike at the heart of peoples safety in their own homes.”

Operation Stairway - Mandurah. Mandurah and Rockingham Detectives have charged 25 individuals with 48 offences after seven days
of action targeting high harm offenders in the local area late last month.
Camera IconThe alleged stolen caravn. Credit: WA Police/WA Police

The Mandurah district encompasses the Rockingham, Kwinana, Mandurah, Pinjarra and Dwellingup areas and hosts five police stations.

Mandurah Police are continuing to urge the community to report information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online here.

Operation Stairway - Mandurah. Mandurah and Rockingham Detectives have charged 25 individuals with 48 offences after seven days
of action targeting high harm offenders in the local area late last month.
Camera IconOperation Stairway - Mandurah. Mandurah and Rockingham Detectives have charged 25 individuals with 48 offences after seven days of action targeting high harm offenders in the local area late last month. Credit: WA Police/WA Police

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