By: Earnest Jones | 05-14-2017 | News
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Midnight Mafia Festival: 32 partygoers on drug charges arrested in Sydney 

A police operation was conducted at a music festival in Sydney’s west. The authorities charged more than 30 people with drug offenses.

The police officials say more than 200 people were searched and 32 people were charged with drug-related charges during the sold-out Midnight Mafia event at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday.

Among those who were scheduled to perform at the 2017 music event included international as well as domestic artists including Angerfist, Hixxy, Technoboy, and Tatanka. 

Around nine individuals were restricted from accessing the venue following searches during the operation. Among those arrested, six were charged with possessing cannabis, 19 people were charged with possessing MDMA and two people were charged with possessing GHB, police said.

It turns out that four men aged between 18 and 23 were additionally charged with supplying a prohibiting drug. The four are scheduled to appear in Burwood Local Court in June.

The Commander of the South West Region Enforcement Squad said police were very disappointed at a number of people found to be carrying drugs.

'Clearly, the message is not sinking in. 

Detective Chief Inspector Gus Viera said that many people are playing Russian roulette with their lives, not only is it extremely dangerous, but you are also risking a criminal record and future employment prospects.

He also pointed out that the worry and concern you they causing their family and the unknown long-term effects these drugs may have on their health. He concluded his remarks by emphasizing that people ought to start making better choices.


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