Heroin traders to be banned from suburbs
Heroin addicts and dealers loitering in nine Melbourne suburbs will be forced to find a new home elsewhere under radical tactics to break down the drug trade's network, according to newspaper reports.
Those evicted will risk jail if they break court orders banning them from Footscray and surrounding drug-plagued suburbs, the Herald Sun reported.
Project Reduction, which begins on Saturday, is aimed at protecting residents and businesses that have been putting up with heroin-related assaults and burglaries over the last 20 years.
Project Reduction covers Footscray, Braybrook, Yarraville, Maidstone, Tottenham, Seddon, Kingsville, West Footscray and Maribyrnong.
If the plan is successful, it may be adopted in other problem areas across Australia.