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Police raid Melbourne nightclubs

Steven Tannason

Fri Nov 05 2010

Victoria Police

HIGH volumes of ecstasy and other amphetamines are being trafficked in some nightclubs in Melbourne.

Three people – all in their 20s – have been charged after police raided nightclubs around Melbourne on October 23.

Two people escaped with warnings from police and another three were given drug diversions.

Senior Sergeant Don Brown from Melbourne’s Divisional Response Unit said ecstasy was the most common illegal drug found.

He said police would continue to carry out passive alert detector dog operations at events, on public transport and other venues to sniff out drug offenders.

“Police want people to enjoy the nightlife in the city without using illicit drugs,” Sen-Sgt Brown said.

“Police want to get the message through that this type of behaviour will not go unnoticed.”