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25 March, 2021

WEEKLY SEWERAGE TESTING REVEALS EXTENT OF ILLEGAL DRUG USE IN MACKAY

WEEKLY sewerage water testing of Mackay, Townsville and Cairns has revealed Australia’s highest consumption of illegal drugs as averaged across major cities in Northern Queensland.

By John Bell

Weekly illegal drug consumption test results are available to Mackay’s police and provides a reliable measure of the success of Mackay’s and North Queensland’s drug squad.

It heralds a new benchmarking reality for policing the spread of illegal drugs, as drug arrests are not a true indication of success.

For full details, buy your copy of the Mackay Local News, out every Friday.



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