Girl allegedly caught with 31 MDMA caps

NSW Police conducted a dozen strip searches on children at the under 18s Lost City, Good Life music festival at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday.

Of the 12 strip searches that were conducted, 11 resulted in positive detections.

A 14-year-old Mt Druitt girl was allegedly found to be in possession of 31 MDMA capsules which were concealed internally.

She was charged with supplying an indictable prohibited drug and granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on April 8.

The under 18 music festival was held on Saturday. Picture: Lost City festivalSource:Supplied

A 17-year-old boy from Wangi Wangi, a suburb in the NSW Lake Macquarie region, was allegedly caught with 75 MDMA capsules hidden in his shoe along with a knife.

He was charged with supplying an indictable prohibited drug, possessing a knife in a public place and resisting arrest.

He was given bail to appear at a children’s court yesterday.

Nine other attendees aged between 15 and 17 were also searched and found to allegedly be in possession of drugs or alcohol.

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly found with 4g of ice concealed internally and a 15-year-old boy allegedly had 11 MDMA capsules concealed internally.

A strip search of a 15-year-old girl found she was allegedly hiding a bag of alcohol in her underwear.

NSW Police said all of the searched were conducted in accordance with the law, which includes “additional safeguards for children and vulnerable people”.

A dozen attendees were strip searched at the festival. Picture by Damian Shaw

A dozen attendees were strip searched at the festival. Picture by Damian ShawSource:News Corp Australia

“It is important to note, if a person retrieves an item concealed internally and provides that item to police, that event is classified as a strip search,” NSW Police said in a statement.

This comes during the ongoing inquiry into children being strip searched by officers at Splendour In The Grass music festival in 2018.

Last year a 16-year-old girl told the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission of the trauma she felt after being forced to strip and squat in front of police at the festival.

She said a female police officer wearing rubber gloves performed the search.

She originally thought she would be patted down but soon realised she would have to get naked after being asked to take off her denim jacket and shorts, and then her lace leotard.

“I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I could not stop crying. I was completely humiliated,” she said.

The girl had to take off her underwear and lift up a pantyliner for the officer to inspect.

“She told me to squat on the ground. She then squatted down and looked underneath me.”

She said she felt she could no longer trust police after the experience.


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