Op­er­a­tion Sil­ver stops drink-driv­ers and finds drugs

Pilbara News - - News -

A re­cent two-week traf­fic op­er­a­tion across the Pil­bara re­sulted in 16 ar­rests and eight sum­mons to court.

Op­er­a­tion Sil­ver ran from Au­gust 17-31 and in­volved ev­ery po­lice of­fice in the re­gion.

Some 4117 ve­hi­cles were stopped, with five mo­torists test­ing pos­i­tive for driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol.

There were 11 pos­i­tive drug swipes from 135 driv­ers tested.

Po­lice con­ducted 74 “qual­ity” ve­hi­cle stops which in­volved go­ing through cars care­fully and drug dog Ti­tan hit pay­dirt on eight oc­ca­sions, find­ing MDMA, metham­phetamine and cannabis.

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