New meth enforcement vans deployed in WA

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New meth enforcement vans are being deployed around the state as part of a crackdown on methamphetamine.

The three vans have been built specifically for drug transit route enforcement activities by the Meth Border Force.

Complete with forensic testing facilities, drug detection devices and specialist communications equipment, the new Meth Enforcement Vans will allow police to conduct extended drug transit operations on highways where it is suspected meth is being trafficked throughout the State.

"This new equipment will significantly boost police efforts to disrupt the supply and movement of meth around the State," Police Minister Michelle Roberts said.

Nightscan lighting towers fitted to each of the vans will allow police to carry out operations anytime, day or night.

Two of the meth enforcement vans are being deployed permanently to the Kimberley and Goldfields regions, while a third will be based in Perth to be deployed rapidly at short notice.

Police have seized more than 1.5 tonnes of meth in the past 12 months, and the addition of this equipment will boost efforts to seize and disrupt the supply of ice around the State.

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