Rapid Action Patrol making arrests across Gold Coast

The Gold Coat Rapid Action Patrol (RAP) acting on good information from Crime Stoppers have been making significant arrests across the Gold Coast with nine people charged with 40 offences relating to separate offences from October 25 to November 1, Queensland Police say.

On October 25, RAP officers executed a search warrant on a patched member of the Mongols outlaw motorcycle gang at a Burleigh Waters address where it is alleged they located a hangun, MDMA, cocaine, steroids, pill press parts and equipment and $31, 000 in cash hidden in a toilet cistern. A 28-year-old Clagiraba man was charged with drug, weapon and tainted property offences. He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on November 28.

On October 31, a search warrant was executed by RAP officers on an Arundel address where it is alleged police located methamphetamine, cannabis, suboxone, diazepam and drug utensils along with evidence indicative of supplying drugs. Three women, aged 43, 31 and 35 years and a 44-year-old man were charged with nine offences relating to drug possession. They are due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on November 30.

On November 1, RAP officers executed a search warrant on an Arundel premises where it is alleged they located methamphetamine, drug utensils, evidence indicative of drug supply, stolen number plates from two vehicles, stolen car keys, a stolen cheque worth $16,000 and stolen power tools and tradesman tools. A 30-year-old Arundel man from was taken into custody and charged with five offences relating to tainted property, enter with intent and drug offences. Two girls aged 14 and 15 years were also charged with eight offences and dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

On the same day RAP officers executed a search warrant on a Labrador address where it is alleged police located 400 MDMA tablets, amphetamine, cannabis, GHB, vials of white powder and white crystals and $10, 600 in cash and evidence of supplying dangerous drugs. A 31-year-old man from Labrador has been charged with 12 offences relating to possession and supply of drugs and tainted property. He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on November 14, 2017.

Acting Senior Sergeant Glenn Shore from Gold Coast RAP said the unit is acting swiftly and in a calculated manner when Crime Stoppers information is received.

“We are getting good information from the public and we encourage them to keep phoning that in so we can respond and detain those people involved in illegal activities.

This is a partnership between police and the public which has seen some excellent results and we want that to continue,” said Senior Sergeant Shore.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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

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