Contractors for Rainbow Serpent Festival — a large electronic music, art and lifestyle festival, located in Victoria, Australia — have been arrested en route to the annual event.
Pedro Gomide and Martin Mahoney were taken into custody after police found large amounts drugs and cash ($12,453 in AUD and $6,200 USD) in the vehicle they were driving to the festival. According to , ficials found the following substances…
-260 grams cocaine
-84 grams cannabis
-15 grams MDMA
-25 grams amphetamine and amphetamine paste
-one litre GHB
-four grams hashish
The two were contracted to work for Psyclone Tents for the duration Rainbow Serpent Festival. The event organizers have since released an following the arrest their contracted workers.
“To see this morning’s report that one our contractors has been charged with serious drug fenses has left us in shock and extremely disappointed. We unreservedly condemn these actions and appreciate the work Victoria Police for preventing those drugs from arriving on site.”
“What we want to reiterate and make clear to the Pyrenees community and our patrons is that we are 110% dedicated to making Rainbow as safe as possible.”
Rainbow Serpent Festival takes place Jan 26 – Jan 29, 2018.