Western Australia’s Police Commissioner wants new legislation to give officers greater powers to stop and search vehicles at the state’s border.
- Drug trafficking into WA has fallen due to COVID-19 border controls
- Chris Dawson says police need more permanent powers to help seize drugs
- He will seek support for the legislation from the new WA government
It comes after Premier Mark McGowan yesterday walked back suggestions that Australians could require an official Government permit to enter WA for years to come.
Mr Dawson said this morning that he would like to see police retain greater powers at the state’s border checkpoints, because one of the “unintended but wonderful outcomes” of the COVID-19 pandemic was that crime had…