Drug arrests during week of pre-Schoolies action, Gold Coast District

Police have charged 36 people on 89 drugs and weapons offences, as part of a major week of action targeting the supply of dangerous drugs on the Gold Coast., Queensland Police say

During the week-long operation, Gold Coast detectives executed 33 search warrants across the northern district, including; Southport, Surfers Paradise, Runaway Bay, Coomera, Nerang, Pacific Pines, Pimpama, Upper Coomera, Ashmore, Highland Park, Labrador, Biggera Waters and Arundel.

It will be alleged that a significant amount of methylamphetamine (Ice), Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (Fantasy), MDMA and cannabis was seized, equating to an approximate street value of more than $15,000. Stolen property was also allegedly located, including; a motorcycle, trailers and a firearm silencer.

To date, 36 people have been charged with a range of offences, including; the production, supply and possession of dangerous drugs and weapons offences. More arrests and charges are expected today.

These operations demonstrate the commitment of the Queensland Police Service to target those persons and criminal networks involved in the supply of dangerous drugs on the Gold Coast.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of the Gold Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch said; “The success of this activity and on-going enforcement is likely to impact the availability of dangerous drugs in the lead up to schoolies week commencing this weekend.”

“Not only does this week’s action see dangerous drugs and weapons removed from the street and make the community safer, it sends a message to those involved in illegal drug activity that we will be unrelenting in our efforts against you. You need to change your behaviour or expect law enforcement to come through your door”.

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