Police target drug supply in lead up to end of year celebrations

Published: Comments:
Community Law & Safety Teenagers & Young Adults

Social:   

Queensland Police have seized more than $100,000 in drugs destined for Gold Coast drug syndicates and made more than 30 arrests as end of year celebrations ramp up across the state.

As part of Operation Quebec Persia, police arrested 31 people on 119 charges for their alleged involvement in the supply and trafficking of methylamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA. LSD, cannabis and performance and image enhancing drugs.

Police Minister Mark Ryan congratulated police on their efforts in the lead up to end of year school celebrations.

"We are now just days away from a significant amount of young people embarking on end of year school celebrations across Queensland," Minister Ryan said.

"It is very concerning these networks were planning to target the Gold Coast which will be overflowing with vulnerable youth from this weekend.

"However, I know our police remain committed to protecting all communities across Queensland from the greed-driven networks who seek to infiltrate them with life endangering drugs."

Detective Superintendent Jon Wacker of the Drug and Serious Crime Group said the operation was by officers from State Crime Command's State Drug Squad in partnership with Gold Coast detectives and the Rapid Action Patrols Group.

"During the five-month police operation it was identified the drugs were being supplied via internet applications and distributed into the Gold Coast market using local syndicates," Detective Superintendent Wacker said.

"This operation demonstrates the Queensland Police Service's commitment to combating the production, distribution and sale of dangerous and illegal drugs across the state."

Gold Coast District Acting Superintendent Mark White said operations like these show the collaborative borderless policing approach necessary to target and dismantle dangerous drug activity on the Gold Coast.

"Our commitment is to protecting our community from the scourge of drugs and bringing those people involved in the illegal drug trade to justice."

 
myPolice Sunshine Coast :
mypolice.qld.gov.au/sunshinecoast, Sunshine Coast Wide
myPolice Sunshine Coast
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Valued team member retires, Sunshine Coast 07 December 2018 | Sunshine Coast police today farewelled one of their most valued team members who has retired after 31 years of dedicated service. More information...
Sunshine Coast Stolen Vehicle Hot List, December 7 07 December 2018 | Sunshine Coast Police are asking members of the public to assist in locating the stolen motor vehicles listed below. More information...
Be caravan ready this holiday season! 06 December 2018 | It is a busy time of year with many people looking forward to time away over the holiday period. More information...
Fatal traffic crash, Caloundra 06 December 2018 | Police investigating the death of a cyclist at Caloundra last month have today charged a 43-year-old man with dangerous driving. More information...
Holiday home security tips 06 December 2018 | Christmas holidays are upon us again and it is important to have a quick check of your home security, especially if you are planning on time away. More information...
Missing woman, Nambour 06 December 2018 | Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a 54-year-old woman reported missing from the Nambour area. More information...
Police close major drug trafficking operation, Sunshine Coast 03 December 2018 | 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. More information...
Located: High risk missing man – 70yo man, Birtinya 03 December 2018 | The 70-year-old man reported missing from Birtinya yesterday December 2, has been located safe and well. More information...
Stolen vehicle Hot List, week ending November 30 30 November 2018 | Sunshine Coast Police are asking members of the public to assist in locating the stolen motor vehicles listed below. More information...
Update: Wounding investigation, Gympie 29 November 2018 | Detectives have charged a man after another man sustained several stab wounds during an alleged disturbance last night in Gympie. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service