200 alleged drug dealers, distributors arrested in Qld as part of Australia-wide crackdown on crystal meth

MORE than 200 alleged drug runners and dealers have been arrested in Queensland as part of a major police operation targeting the distribution of crystal meth across Australia.

Queensland Police last week teamed up with forces across the country for Operation Vitreaus.

Officers swooped on hundreds of suspects in the sunshine state during the week-long operation and seized 2.25 kilograms of ‘ice’ and almost 10 kilograms of cannabis.


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Police also located 2kg of steroids, $98,000 in cash and small quantities of MDMA and cocaine.

As of this morning, 222 people had been arrested on over 550 offences.

Detective Inspector Tony Morgan from State Crime Command’s Drug and Serious Crime Group said agencies across Australia would continue to work together to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs.

“National enforcement operations like Vitreus are an effective way to tackle the scourge of ice and other dangerous drugs in the community,” Detective Inspector Morgan said.

“Here in Queensland we had great success. We’ve seen a significant number of people arrested and drugs seized.

“We will continue to work with our colleagues across Australia to detect, disrupt and dismantle the supply of illicit and dangerous drugs.”

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

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

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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