Police smash drug distribution network in North Brisbane

Detectives have today shut down an alleged drug distribution syndicate operating in North Brisbane, with officers arresting 24 people and seizing Methylamphetamine, cash and replica firearms, Queensland Police say.

Operation Quebec Bittersweet involved more than 70 officers from Carseldine CIB and other specialist units targeting an alleged drug supply network.

Ongoing investigations uncovered the syndicate was allegedly sourcing and selling large quantities of dangerous drugs including Methylamphetamine.

As part of the operation, police conducted raids at 27 addresses across the North Brisbane District, resulting in 24 people being arrested on 75 charges including five persons charged with trafficking.

Property seized as part of the investigation included $20,000 in cash, numerous weapons and replica firearms, and a quantity of Methylamphetamine.

A 45-year-old man from Bald Hills, who was the alleged ring-leader of the syndicate, was charged with 17 offences including one count of trafficking in dangerous drugs, nine counts of supplying dangerous drugs and one count each of receiving property obtained from trafficking and money laundering.

He will appear in Pine Rivers Magistrates Court tomorrow.

A 32-year-old Burpengary man was also charged with three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and one count of obstruct police after he allegedly was armed with a sword when police executed a warrant at his address this morning.

He is due to appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on September 18.

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