32 Arrested at Sydney’s Midnight Mafia Festival on Drug Charges

Police targeted this year's event after two people collapsed from drug-related issues during last year's festival.

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May 14 2017, 6:27pm

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Thirty-two people were arrested on drug charges at Sydney's Midnight Mafia Festival on Saturday. According to a report from News Corp Australia, four men between the ages of 18 and 23 were charged with supplying drugs while the remaining arrested face drug possession charges. The number of arrests is up from last year's 18 arrests.

This year's festival was of interest to police after two people collapsed from drug-related issues during last years event. Ticket holders arrested this year were reportedly in possession of ecstasy, cannabis and GHB.

Festival organizers warned ticket holders of drug-detecting dogs on the event's premises. "HSU events do not condone possession or use of illegal drugs at our events," a notice posted on the festival organizers Facebook page said. "You will be searched prior to entering the venue."

In March, we asked if Sydney was finally ready to be a party city again.