STANLEY WORTHINGTON | Sydney Correspondent | [email protected]
Drug detection canines triggered a human stampede last night at an infamous Sydney nightspot that injured 8 revelers.
Two of the victims are listed as being in a serious but stable condition in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
The Ivy Pool Bar on George Street in the inner city was targeted by police after detectives were tipped off by the public.
A police spokesman says that Operation Livewire was set up to combat the skyrocketing rates at which narcotics are traded and consumed on Sydney’s nightclub circuit.
“Hopefully last night’s raids sent a clear message to those who choose to consume illegal drugs on a night out,” says the spokesman.
“It was a great result.”
Authorities indicate that the rate narcotics are being consumed by Australians has risen by almost 300% in the past three years with cocaine almost outstripping cannabis as the nation’s most popular illegal drug.
This disturbing trend has created headaches for both police and medical staff because the cocaine affected people are considerably more self-centred and arrogant than they were three years ago.
While the raids failed to net any arrests, the overwhelming fear of being caught with drugs has taken police off guard.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Surry Hills Police sergeant Darryl Cramp.
“People were being tramped to death before my eyes,”
“It just goes to show what a little bit of coke and vodka soda does to people.”