Operation Pine closes with 27 charged with drug and weapons offences

Police have charged 27 people on 77 drugs and weapons offences following the closure of a four-day operation targeting the areas of Gympie, Mary Valley, Kenilworth and the Bauple hinterland, Queensland Police say.

The operation was conducted by members of State Crime Command’s Major and Organised Crime (Rural) with assistance from Sunshine Coast Tactical Crime Squad, Gympie CIB, Nambour CIB and officers from Kilkivan, Kenilworth and Biggenden.

During a series of search warrants, police located almost $1.5million in drugs which consisted of two hydroponic cannabis setups, numerous bush cannabis plots and five kilograms of dried cannabis. Police also located and seized one unlicensed firearm and recovered a stolen off road caravan valued at $80,000.

Those charged will appear in court in the coming weeks.

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