Police have praised the behaviour of revelers at Saturday's massive Corona SunSets festival in North Wollongong, despite drug detection operations netting 24 offenders on the day.
Wollongong Police Inspector James Fryday said the 7,500 patrons “generally behaved well” at the electronic music event on the sand.
A strong police presence was seen at the event with general duties officers, police on horseback and on trail bikes, as well as officers from the Public Order and Riot Squad. They were targeting anti-social behaviour, alcohol-related crime and drug offences.
During the operation there were 24 positive indications to illicit substances detected. One man was charged with supply prohibited drug after a number of capsules were allegedly located on him.
Police ejected 17 people, searched nearly 60 people and charged eight people with fail-to-quit offences. Festival security ejected and refused entry to a number of people due to intoxication.
“Our aim is to ensure music-lovers can attend festivals and enjoy themselves in a safe, drug-free environment and ultimately, make it back home to their loved ones safely,” Inspector Fryday said.