Search laws target meth

Pilbara News - - News - Grant Tay­lor and Gabrielle Knowles

Tough laws de­signed to stran­gle the flow of meth into WA have been in­tro­duced in State Par­lia­ment, in­clud­ing in­creased stop-and­search pow­ers for po­lice on coun­try roads.

The mea­sures will al­low po­lice to de­clare 5km sec­tions of roads or high­ways as “sus­pected drug sup­ply routes”, giv­ing them the power to pull over and check any ve­hi­cle for up to 14 days.

Po­lice will also get pow­ers to con­duct ran­dom searches at ma­jor freight and par­cel dis­tri­bu­tion ter­mi­nals, which could be locked down for up to 24 hours.

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