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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 25th 2009
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 26, 2009 MB NEWS Post Office arrest for Rhodes man CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 on the beat 1 3 2 1 A 25-YEAR-OLD Rhodes man has been charged with importing heroin with an estimated street value of $2.1 million. Police from the Joint Asian Crime Group arrested the man about 11.45am on Friday after he picked up a parcel from Broadway Post Office. It is alleged the parcel contained three blocks wrapped in black electrical tape and denim jeans. Each of the 15cm x 10cm blocks contained a powder weighing approximately 2kg, police say. Presumptive testing of the powder indi- cated the presence of heroin but it will be tested further to determine the purity. Police seized documents from the man's car, which was parked at the shopping centre. They also executed search warrants at his unit in Rhodes and at a relative's house in Fairfield. The man was refused bail and was due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday charged with importing a com- mercial quantity of a border controlled drug, and possessing a commercial quantity of an unlawful import. The maximum penalty is life imprison- ment. 2 A MEDICAL student was robbed of his stethoscope and university books in Strathfield on Monday night. The victim was walking north on Duke St about 8.40pm when he sensed a person walking behind him. The person pushed something into his back and he then heard a second offender. The males, described as being of Middle Eastern appearance and wearing singlets, rummaged though his pockets and stole his wallet, university books, stethoscope and mobile phone. Afterwards they ran to Beresford Rd and jumped into a black five-door hatchback which was last seen turning left into Homebush Rd. Anyone with any information is asked to phone Strathfield police on 9646 8699. 3 A LEARNER driver from Ashfield has been critically injured after his car collided with a truck and then slammed into a steel pylon during last Tuesday's heavy rain. The accident happened shortly before 9pm as the 20-year-old man was driving his Honda Accord car east on the Great Western Highway at Kingswood, close to the intersection with Morley St. Police believe he was trying to change from the outside lane to the middle lane when he collided with a prime mover truck which was also travelling east. His car then slid across the road and struck a steel pylon, leaving him with severe head injuries. He was trapped in the car until emerg- ency services released him about 9.30pm. The Ashfield man was taken to Nepean Hospital in a critical condition and later airlifted to Westmead Hospital. His 23-year-old male front-seat passenger and the truck driver were both uninjured. 'Treatment better than jail' COURT-sponsored treat- ment for alcoholism could be more effective and equi- table than simply imposing tougher sentences for alcohol-related assault, a public interest advocacy group has argued. NSW Sentencing Council is reviewing the principles of sentencing for alcohol- related violence, as part of a package of measures to com- bat the rise of ''glassing and other alcohol-related viol- ence announced by Premier Nathan Rees last October. But the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has argued that tougher sentencing could hit the wrong target and make life more difficult for homeless people living it rough and coping with alcohol and drug dependency. ''More than half of all homeless people had drug and alcohol dependency problems and many came before the criminal justice system due to the public nature of their lives -- sleep- ing and toileting in public,'' the PIAC said in a sub- mission. The Sentencing Council will send a report to the Attorney General by the end of March. weekly news $749 $69 ea black piano finish 81cm LCD TV with Built-in DVD Player & HD Tuner • 1366 x 768 resolution • One year in-home warranty • 2 x HDMI connections • Less than 1W standby power • Dimensions (including stand): 81(W) x 23(D) x 57cm(H) Espresso Machine • 15 bar Italian pump • Overheat protection • Variable steam control • Removable drip tray cover • Removable water tank • Swivel milk frother 15 kg see aldi.com.au for full specs $249 $199 $199 69c Seedless Watermelon per kg 69c per kg Potatoes 2kg $1.00 per kg Tomatoes 1kg $1.99 per kg Royal Gala Apples 1kg $2.49 per kg smarter shopping aldi.com.au produce prices effective 24/02/09 to 02/03/09 OPENING HOURS: See your local store or www.aldi.com.au for details. Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change. Produce prices valid from 24/02/09 to 02/03/09. All offers while stocks last. In the event of unexpected high demand, ALDI Stores reserves the right to limit purchases to reasonable retail quantities. ALDM3584/W09/9/A special buys from thurs 26 feb
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