Thousands of colourful party-goers descended on Sydney’s Olympic Park last night, with 36 charged with drug possession or supply.
The Supremacy music festival, which markets itself as the ‘world’s most supreme event’, was the target of a police operation that saw seven people charged with drug supply and a further 29 for possession.
Those arrested included 21-year-old man who was in possession of 236 MDMA capsules and $6000 in cash.
The Supremacy music festival was held at Sydney’s Olympic Park on Saturday night and saw 36 people charged with drug offences
Those arrested included a 21-year-old man who was in possession of 236 MDMA capsules and $6000 in cash
More than 800 caps of MDMA were seized by police throughout the event and 60 people needed medical treatment.
One person was taken to Concord Hospital for a ketamine overdose and another was arrested for assaulting police and resisting arrest.
Despite the heightened police presence, the operation did little to dampen the spirits of the festival’s 5000 attendees who turned out at the western Sydney venue to enjoy a ‘raging uptempo hardcore gathering like no other’, according to the festival’s website.
Party-goers donned eclectic outfits which ranged from face-covering bandannas and cross-body bags to French braids and sports bras.
Despite the heightened police presence, the operation did little to dampen the spirits of the festival’s attendees who enjoyed a ‘raging uptempo hardcore gathering like no other’
Supremacy calls itself the ‘world’s leading event in prodigious, brutal and raw sounds’
On its website, Supremacy music festival names itself the ‘world’s leading event in prodigious, brutal and raw sounds’ and promises to provide a ‘one day, no holds barred opportunity to let it all out and rage with the most dedicated fans in the world’.
Despite dozens of its patrons being arrested for drug offences, at the festival’s conclusion Supremacy’s official Instagram story lauded the event a success saying it ‘claimed the RAW throne of supremacy down under’.
Detective Inspector Gus Viera of the South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad said the results of the operation were of great concern.
‘Those who engage in this behaviour need to take a long, hard look at themselves,’ he said.
‘Not only do you compromise your life by taking illicit drugs, you gamble with your whole future by running the risk of a criminal record.’
Despite the high number of drug charges at the event, organisers called it a success, saying it ‘claimed the RAW throne of supremacy Down Under’
In response to the arrests, Detective Inspector Gus Viera said: ‘those who engage in this behaviour need to take a long, hard look at themselves,’