Australian police arrest over 270 people for 'anti-social behaviour'
Australian police officials have arrested more than 270 people across New South Wales on the first night of an operation targeting alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour, according to a report.
More than 1300 extra officers were deployed to licensed premises, transport hubs, roads, waterways and other hot spots as part of Operation Unite, a nationwide initiative, News.com.au reports.
According to a report, a total of 273 people were arrested and charged with 480 offences, including assault, resisting arrest, affray, assaulting police and drug supply.
Police also issued 517 move-on directions, including 178 for intoxication and disorderly conduct, the report said.
Officers conducted almost 18,000 random breath tests across the state, resulting in 81 drink-driving charges, it added.