Operation Moonstone – Major drug arrests relating to Gold Coast

Detectives have charged three men and a woman after a three-month police operation targeting the alleged distribution of methylamphetamine on the Gold Coast.

Operation Sierra Moonstone began on June 24, 2020 and targeted the supply and trafficking of illegal drugs with a focus on methylamphetamine and GHB.

The operation culminated in the arrest around 7.10pm last night of three men in truck at Rocklea where it is alleged police located just over one kilogram of methylamphetamine and over $10,000 in cash in their possession.

Around 9.15pm last night police also arrested a woman at a business premises at Broadbeach where she was allegedly found with 75 grams of methylamphetamine crystals.

A 26-year-old Bilinga man has been charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous drug, three counts of possessing property suspected of being proceeds/used in the commission of a drug offence and one count of possess utensil.

A 26-year-old Annerley man has been charged with two counts of possession of a dangerous drug and one count each of possessing property suspected of being proceeds/used in the commission of a drug offence and possess utensil.

A 25-year-old Mount Gravatt man has been charged with one count each of possession of a dangerous drug, possessing property suspected of being proceeds/used in the commission of a drug offence and one count of possess utensil.

The three men are expected to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court today.

A 44-year-old Broadbeach woman has been charged with two counts of trafficking and one count each of counts of possession of a dangerous drug and one count each of possessing anything used in the commission of a crime and possess utensil.

She is due to face the Southport Magistrates Court today.

Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn said police will relentlessly target and arrest those people involved in the distribution and trafficking of illegal drugs in our community.

“We will continue to dismantle these organised and high-end crime groups who ply their trade in our community with dangerous and highly addicted drugs like ICE”, said Detective Inspector Ahearn.

If you have any information about the illegal drug trade or organise criminal activity in our community contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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