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The rich and 'coked up' to be targeted by police operation

The high-flying Sydney suburbs are being targeted by police.
The high-flying Sydney suburbs are being targeted by police.

EASTERN suburbs druggies are about to be smashed by Australian-first roadside drug tests specifically targeting the state's high-flying cocaine set.

Police Minister Troy Grant has revealed to The Daily Telegraph that a loophole that until now has allowed cocaine-abusing motorists to avoid detection is about to be closed.

Mr Grant - a former cop - is pushing for NSW to be the first state in Australia to include cocaine in roadside drug tests.

It will be part of a radical plan to crack down on the rampant abuse of the drug in our ritziest suburbs. It's understood he wrote to Roads Minister Melinda Pavey about a week ago for help to overhaul the Road Transport Act.

It comes after The Daily Telegraph revealed earlier this year that police were being forced to deploy extra resources to the "elite" eastern suburbs to deal with out-of-control partygoers high on cocaine. Woollahra and Waverley are the state's top council areas for cocaine use, with the exception of the City of Sydney, according to the Bureau of Crime Statistics. Bondi is the other hotspot.+

More at The Daily Telegraph

Topics:  cocaine police

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