The alcohols allegedly removed from the dinghy.
The alcohols allegedly removed from the dinghy.

One dinghy = 132 litres of wine, 16 of spirits, 13 of beer

ROCKS were thrown at police officers as they moved in on a dinghy allegedly carrying 132 litres of wine plus other alcohol on Palm Island.

A man is to face court following over the alcohol discovery  on Sunday.

About 3.20am policesaw the dinghy pulling up on a beach and approached it, only to find it being pulled back out to sea. The officers waded out after it and were able to reach the boat and bring it back to shore, along with the occupant.

A search of the boat led to the discovery of 132 litres of wine, abouty 16 litres of spirits and 13.1 litres of beer.

While police were searching the boat rocks were thrown at officers from a group of people standing nearby.

Rocks were also thrown at the police vehicle as it was leaving, smashing the windscreen and damaging other windows and panels.

No one was physically injured.

A 22-year-old Palm Island man has been charged with possession of liquor in a restricted area and is to appear at the Palm Island Magistrates Court on March 19.

Investigations are continuing.


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