Detectives from Taskforce Maxima investigating the alleged supply and possession of illicit drugs by associates of the Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang have arrested two men on drug related offences following the execution of search warrants on Brisbane’s southside on Friday (April 23).
Police searches of three addresses in Norman Park (Wynnum Road), Coorparoo (Eight Avenue) and Browns Plains (Wembly Road) allegedly uncovered cocaine, cannabis, steroids, prescription medication and drug utensils. Officers also seized approximately 20 mobile phones and around $103,000 in cash.
A 33-year-old Norman Park man has been charged with possession of dangerous drugs (cannabis) and possession property suspected of being used in the commission of a drug offence. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 28.
A 33-year-old Browns Plains man has been charged with possessing tainted property and contravene a direction. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 8.
Detective Acting Superintendent Craig McGrath, Organised Crime Gangs Group said the search warrants were part of an on-going investigation, Operation Sierra Maryland, targeting alleged criminal activity by members of the Comanchero OMCG.
“Operation Sierra Maryland is an on-going investigation by detectives and intelligence specialists attached to Taskforce Maxima and the Organised Crime Gangs Group.
“We will be unyielding in investigating and prosecuting members of OMCGs engaged in criminal activity, and disrupting and dismantling the drug supply networks that harm our community,” Detective Acting Superintendent McGrath said.