A 14-month investigation has resulted in Queensland police charging a woman with drug trafficking and money laundering offences in Kirwan yesterday.
It follows a Bundaberg East woman being charged with multiple drug offences in Mount Isa on April 12 last year. Click here for the media release.
Subsequently, police from the Mount Isa District Tactical Crime Squad (MIDTCS) commenced a protracted investigation involving a forensic accountant and other specialist resources, which identified $260,000 of allegedly unexplained wealth over an approximate two-year period while the woman was allegedly unemployed.
Yesterday, Wednesday, June 22, the 41-year-old woman was arrested in Kirwan and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering. Her bail was refused, and she is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court today (June 23).
MIDTCS officer in charge Sergeant Joel Bryant said, “We will maintain our pursuit of those who profit from peddling this poison within our community”.
“The associated criminal offending, physical and mental health impact of methylamphetamine on individuals, their families and our community is devastating,” he said.
Sergeant Bryant encourages anyone in our community who is suffering from drug dependence to seek support from Queensland Health’s Alcohol and Drug Information Service.