Drugs and firearms seized in major Gold Coast drug bust


Australia’s organised crime squad has seized nearly a million and a half dollars worth of drugs and firearms. Federal and state police uncovered the haul after stopping a car on the Gold Coast.

Brigitte O’Brien reports.

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A joint effort by Queensland Police, Australian Federal Police and Border Security has resulted in the huge drug bust.

A protracted investigation lead detectives to a car belonging to a 67-year-old man at Reedy Creek on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Detective Superintendent Bruno Asnicar, QPS: “12kg of Meth was located in a concealment in a motor vehicle on the Gold Coast as a result of police interception.”

It’s believed the drugs have been transported from Sydney.

Detective Superintendent Bruno Asnicar, QPS: “The criminal activity surrounding the movement of drugs throughout the state of Queensland and Australia is becoming more sophisticated.”

Police executed a warrant at the Gold coast address of a member of the Hells Angels and seized computer equipment.

During another search at Burleigh Heads they allege they found more drugs, cannabis plants and firearms.

The joint operation has taken a significant amount of methamphetamine off Queensland streets.

Police warn organised crime syndicates attempting to bring drugs into the community will face the full force of the law.

Detective Superintendent Bruno Asnicar, QPS: “We won’t stop our investigation until we have identified everybody that is possible to identify.”

One man has been charged today and police say further arrests are likely.

Brigitte O’Brien, QUT News.


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