Local News April 6th 2017

Cash carrying truck intercepted.

6 April 2017

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Mildura Police have intercepted a truck allegedly carrying $2m in cash, plus, drugs in Merbein South.

The 41 year old driver was intercepted on the Sturt Highway as part of a routine check and was soon identified to have an outstanding warrant.

After a search, Police say that they found more than $2m in cash in the semi-trailer. The man was charged with dealing with proceeds of crime and possessing a drug of dependence.

He was remanded to appear in Mildura Magistrates Court today.


The administrator of Mildura's Buy, Swap and Sell Facebook page has come under fire from Police after an illegal firearms ad was published on the site.

The person who posted the ad was found to be unlicensed, but, because the administrator allowed the illegal ad on his site, he could face penalties too.

Under Facebook law you cannot advertise firearms or weapons for sale and under the Firearms Act of 1996 people who are not licensed dealers are prohibited from advertising fire arms for sale.

Substantial penalties are in place for people who break these laws and it could see the advertiser as well as the local administrator have to pay out a hefty fine.

While sites like eBay and Gumtree are closely monitored for ad compliance, Mildura Firearms Officer and Leading Senior Constable, Gary Pearse, told AAP localised pages can often get caught out unaware of the law.


Local sporting bodies are expressing their frustration after the business case for a new sports complex is getting nowhere.

The $30m project has been talked about for more than two decades, but, it won't be revealed to go before Mildura Rural City Council until the middle of the year.

With our indoor stadiums looking a little worse for wear, the new complex will house brand new indoor courts to keep sports like squash, volleyball, basketball and netball thriving in Sunraysia for years to come.

Councillor Mark Eckel says that the longer it's put off the more unaffordable the project becomes.


A cow has been shot on private property - prompting investigators to call for the public’s help with the matter.

The Black Weiner Heifer was shot in a Buronga Paddock two weeks ago. Police say they'd like to find out more about a red utility vehicle that was seen in the area around March 14 and 15.

Investigators on the scene say it looked like the offenders had tried to remove the animal from the paddock, but, didn't have any luck instead they removed one of its back legs leaving it by the side of the paddocks edge only to be found by its owner a short time later.

Police believe the occupants of the red utility will be able to assist them with the investigation and would like to hear from anyone who has information.

You can report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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