SA and Federal Police are teaming up to target the supply and distribution of methylamphetamine in regional South Australia.
The taskforce is aiming to reduce the illegal drug’s significant and often tragic impact on the state’s community.
The Joint Agency Ice Strike Team prevented the importation of more than 300kg of methylamphetamine into the state last year and they expect to make a significant impact on the drug market in SA.
Numerous people have been caught with the drug in the Upper Spencer Gulf area over recent months and the taskforce is targeting those producing, importing or trafficking drugs in regional areas.
Deputy Commissioner Scott Duval says the JAIST will achieve positive outcomes across South Australia, including in rural and isolated areas where the impacts of methylamphetamine can be magnified.