WA Police drug operation on Bussell Highway | Photos

A WA Police joint operation is underway on the Bussell Highway to prevent meth and other drugs from entering the Capes region.

The road safety and drug operation is being conducted by police from Busselton, Perth and South West traffic who are being assisted by a state-of-the-art x-ray truck and drug detection dogs.

Since the operation started on Wednesday, police have stopped 344 vehicles, conducted 12 searches, charged one person with drink driving, others with driving without a licence and some with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

 Police also seized a taser, an illegal weapon, designed as a fake mobile phone.

Busselton Police officer in charge senior sargent Jason Van Der Ende said the operation was all about stopping meth, other drugs and the items they seized from entering our communities.

Last year, laws were introduced to give police power to stop and search vehicles they suspected may be carrying drugs on country rounds which had been identified as a drug transit route.

The laws were designed to target vehicles trafficking meth in WA and allow police to search freight and courier facilities.

The laws were made to make it easier for WA Police to target and detect meth being distributed through the regional road network and postage system.

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