Police close major drug trafficking operation, Sunshine Coast

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Police have today closed a 12-month operation focused on an organised crime syndicate trafficking amphetamines, cocaine, GHB and cannabis in the Sunshine Coast area.

Police from Sunshine Coast District (including Sunshine Coast District Gang Squad and CIB) along with State Crime Command's Organised Crime Gangs Group executed a number of search warrants on residences in the areas of Palmwoods and Woombye.

During the search of a Palmwoods property, police allegedly seized approximately one kilogram of Ice (methylamphetamines), four firearms, a quantity of cocaine and approximately $10,000 cash.

Police also allegedly seized a further 50 grams of methylamphetamine and a home-made firearm at a Woombye address.

Three people have been charged, including a 52-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and 28-year-old man who will appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court for drug trafficking and a range of other charges.

Police will allege this syndicate will also be subject to consorting warning orders under the Serious and Organised Crime legislation.

Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen of Sunshine Coast District said Operation Quebec Semphra, which commenced in 2017, was an ongoing investigation targeting drug trafficking on Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas.

"It is a good day in the office when we find ourselves in the position to remove these drugs and those pushing them into the community," Detective Inspector  Drinnen said.

 
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