Tactical operation across Mackay and Whitsundays nets multiple arrests

Two days of action by the Tactical Crime Squad has resulted in the arrest of twenty people on a number of drug and weapon charges following raids across Mackay and the Whitsundays, Queensland Police say.

As a result of last week’s series of significant drug and weapons arrests Mackay Tactical Crime Squad officers carried out search warrants on the weekend at places of interest, targeted patrols within Safe Night Precincts and traffic operations.

Twenty people have been arrested on 29 charges including the supply of a dangerous drug to a minor, possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine ICE, MDMA and cannabis), unlawful possession of knife in a public place, possession of drug utensils, possession of a restricted drug, public order offences, unlicensed driving and drug driving.

All will appear in the Proserpine and Mackay Magistrates Courts in the coming weeks.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said the Tactical Crime Squad demonstrate the flexibility of the Service’s policing operations.

“They operate throughout the District bringing specialist support to front line operations,” Detective Inspector Smith said.

“These operations will continue with offenders needing to understand they could be anywhere anytime reflecting our commitment to disrupting unlawful activity anywhere throughout the district.”

“This is another example of our efforts in targeting illegal activity and drug crime in the Mackay and Whitsundays area making the community safer.”

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