Mackay drug operation, charges

Mackay detectives have charged 10 people with 30 drug and weapons related offences following the execution of search warrants in the Mackay District on October 3 and 4, Queensland Police say.

Officers from the Mackay Criminal Investigation Branch and Tactical Operations Team allegedly located illicit drugs such as methylampetamine, cannabis plants  (30), three unlicensed firearms, including a silencer, and a conductive energy device.

Operation Quebec Mascon, targeting the supply and production of dangerous drugs in the Mackay district, has been running for most of 2018.

Detective A/Senior Sergeant Jack Savage, Officer-in-Charge of the Mackay Criminal Investigation Branch said the drug operation is on-going with police determined to disrupt and dismantle the production and supply of illicit drugs in the Mackay area.

“If members of the Mackay and surrounding communities have information that can assist police in targeting drug offenders, then I encourage them to contact police”.

Last month Mackay police executed 18 search warrants in Mackay and Sarina areas where police allegedly located ICE, Cannabis, MDMA valued at more than $70,000, $38,000 in cash, property suspected of being stolen, five unlawful weapons, two conductive energy weapons and drug paraphernalia.

Enforcement action was taken against 29 people on 111 charges including trafficking in dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs, possessing tainted property, possessing explosives and armed robbery. Those arrested were from Mackay, Sarina and Grasstree Beach.

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You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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