New Police Meth Truck Hits WA Roads

To stop the growing drug trade

11 July 2017

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Police Minister Michelle Roberts has welcomed the delivery of a new mobile X-ray unit - the latest weapon in the fight against the scourge of methamphetamine in our community.

"WA has a reputation as the meth capital of Australia and we need to use all of the tools at our disposal to stem the flow of this evil drug into our State.

The meth truck is equipped with a Smiths Hi-Scan X-ray unit similar to those used at security checkpoints in airports.

The Organised Crime Squad's Meth Transport Teams will deploy the truck to drug transit routes across the State, to target criminal syndicates trying to traffic meth and other illicit drugs into Western Australia.

The technology will also be used at mail packaging centres and freight handling facilities across the State.

WA Organised Crime Squad detectives have been using an X-ray unit on loan, and have charged 29 people as a result of X-ray examinations in the past few months.

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