Successful Drug Operation closes in Mackay

Detectives have closed a six-month investigation targeting the supply of dangerous drugs in the Mackay area, Queensland Police say.

Over the last three days detectives from Mackay Tactical Operations Team have led the closure of Operation Quebec Mascon.

The operation included officers from the Mackay Criminal Investigation Branch, Sarina Criminal Investigation Branch, Mackay Tactical Crime Squad, Mackay general duties and the Queensland Police Dog Squad.

Eighteen search warrants were executed in Mackay and Sarina areas where police allegedly located ICE, Cannabis, MDMA valued at more than $70,000, $38,000 in cash, property suspected of being stolen, five unlawful weapons, two conductive energy weapons and drug paraphernalia.

This week’s activity has resulted in enforcement action against 29 people on 111 charges including trafficking in dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs, possessing tainted property, possessing explosives and armed robbery.

Those arrested were from Mackay, Sarina and Grasstree Beach.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith, from Mackay District, said these efforts demonstrated the commitment the QPS has for tackling drug crime and other associated offending and bringing offenders before the court.

“Our ability to bring a variety of resources together, including the dog squad, is now commonplace. This type of action will be taken whenever it is necessary.  The community expects it and, accordingly, we will be unrelenting in our efforts.”

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