QLD police crack down on resource workers

Queensland Police have put FIFO resource workers under the microscope this week, with sniffer dogs brought in for checks at Surat Basin airports.

Dogs were used to check baggage and passengers at the Roma Airport on Tuesday, and at Miles Airport on Wednesday.

Officers detected only two men with illegal items, in the form of steroids and a mobile phone used in connection with a drug crime.

Queensland police have said they plan on cracking down on workers under the influence of illegal drugs in mining and resources camps over the coming months.

The drug inspections come in the wake of a Queensland FIFO camp death last month, in which a 34- year old man was found dead in his room at Eurombah Creek, leading to the arrest of the man's supervisor on drug supply charges.

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