Visitors caught smuggling drugs into notorious WA prison

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NINE people have been charged with trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum security jail.

Police claim heroin, meth, cannabis and DMT were discovered in the cars of visitors heading to see inmates at Casuarina Prison.

The WA Police Organised Crime Squad, prison officers, Corrective Services’ Special Operations Group and the Drug Detection Unit took part in the co-ordinated search as part of Operation Hammerman.

A spokeswoman for WA Police said: “The operation targeted members of the public attending and trafficking unauthorised articles, including prohibited drugs, into the prison.

“A total of 43 vehicles entering prison grounds were searched, and quantities of cannabis, methamphetamine, DMT and heroin were seized, along with drug paraphernalia.”

An 18-year-old woman from Baldivis, a 27-year-old man from Baldivis, a 37-year-old woman from Golden Bay, a 47-year-old woman from Denmark, a 28 year old woman from Hillarys, a 27-year-old woman from Yanchep, a 19-year-old-woman from Cooloongup, a 27-year-old woman from Mandurah, and a 26-year-old man from Midland were charged.