Monday, 14 November 2016
Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey today announced the State Government had committed an additional $3.134 million to expand the WA Police meth teams over the next year.
"This money will fund police officers as well as specialist roles - including interpreters, legal officers and intelligence analysts - to help combat the supply of meth into WA," Ms Harvey said.
"The officers and vehicles will also help enforce the Government's new drug transit route legislation, which targets vehicles travelling through known drug routes as well as courier and freight facilities which are unwittingly being used by drug traffickers."
The Deputy Premier said the dedicated meth teams were part of the WA Police meth enforcement action plan, which was launched in August 2015.
The meth enforcement action plan:
"While the Liberal National Government is dedicated to combatting the supply of meth into WA, we have also invested significantly in reducing the demand through rehabilitation services and education," she said.