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Pot arrests made easy as #stoners 'turn selves in' online

Australian police are finding it easier to crack down on illegal marijuana possession


By PoliceOne Staff

Australian police are finding it easier to crack down on illegal marijuana possession as users are not only posting their drug photos online, but flagging them with hashtags for quick retrieval.

On the photo-sharing site Instagram, searching and clicking on #aussiestoners, #weedstagram and #oznugs brings up dozens of images of grow operations, marijuana plants and smokers with bongs, CBC News reported

A screenshot from Twitter shows a photo of marijuana tagged with incriminating keywords.
A screenshot from Twitter shows a photo of marijuana tagged with incriminating keywords.

A spokesman for Victoria police said anyone tracked and prosecuted online would face penalties if caught.
 

 

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