Police bust alleged drug trafficking syndicate in South Brisbane

Police have charged 22 people as part of an operation targeting a drug trafficking syndicate operating in the South Brisbane District.

Detectives from Upper Mount Gravatt CIB and South Brisbane Tactical Crime Squads executed 21 search warrants over a 3-day period as part of Operation Quebec Paddle which ran from February 4 to 6.

During the three-day operation, 22 people were arrested on 130 charges ranging from drug trafficking, drug supply, drug possession, possession of firearms and possession of stolen property.

Police will allege quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine were located during the execution of the search warrants, as were cash, firearms and stolen property.

Officer in charge of the Upper Mount Gravatt Tactical Crime Squad, Senior Sergeant Murray Cumner said the outcome of Operation Quebec Paddle is a great result for the community.

“Our officers have worked hard to reach the point of charging more than 22 people with serious drug charges” Senior Sergeant Cumner said.

“What’s important to point out as well, is the numerous amount of calls and assistance we have received from the community. All the officers involved in this operation are extremely proud to deliver a good result back to the community”.

“Removing drugs from South Brisbane streets has been a priority and a collaborative effort between police and members of the public who simply don’t want drugs in the area.”

The two women and 20 men charged will face court in Brisbane over the coming months.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1702225610

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