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A group of more than a dozen army and Taskforce Echo police officers swooped on the property in Technical Drive, Craigieburn, around 8.45am to search the vehicle, which was believed to contain stolen parts.
Police escorted a man, who arrived in a ute with another man shortly after the search began, off the property before the men drove away.
it looks as though the army were only needed for the use of their prime mover tow truck, I can't imagine the police would want civilian tow truck operators involved in a raid such as this.
An army officer removes parts from a truck believed to have a stolen engine in it. Source: News Limited
It is a game between the Police and organized crime, always has been. Legalize a few things and suddenly you cut the knees off the organized crimes income. Has worked in many more progressive countries. As long as demand exists someone will fill the void.
reply to post by Artlogic
maybe police and soldiers teaming together adds up to extra fire-power if need be, at least until
legislation allows the australian police force the right to carry military grade automatic
weapons in their fight against "crime" and their show of "powers to be reckoned with" attitude.
reply to post by amraks
Prime mover? I am pretty sure that it's a truck.
Look, if an approach had been made to this compound, and all the police had been chopped up by rifle fire then someone would have asked why they were not either a) better armed and armoured, or b) supported by a force who are trained specifically to deal with coming under assault from such weapons as were allegedly within the grasp of the suspects who may have been at the location.
Frankly you would need military involvement to clean up the Gold Coast