22 arrested after police bust Brisbane drug trafficking syndicate

22 people have been charged after a police operation shut down an alleged drug trafficking syndicate in Brisbane.

21 search warrants were executed over a 3 day period from February 4 to 6 as part of ‘Operation Quebec Paddle’.

The two women and 20 men are facing 130 charges ranging from drug trafficking, drug supply, drug possession and possession of firearms and stolen property.


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Police allege quantities of meth and cocaine were found during the raids, along with cash, firearms and stolen property.

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Detectives from Upper Mount Gravatt Tactical Crime Squad and South Brisbane Tactical Crime Squads worked together on this case.

Senior Sergeant Murray Cumner from Upper Mount Gravatt Tactical Crime Squad said it’s a great result for the community.

“Our officers have worked hard to reach the point of charging more than 22 people with serious drug charges.

“What’s important to point out as well, is the numerous amount of calls and assistance we have received from the community.

“Removing drugs from South Brisbane streets has been a priority and a collaborative effort between police and members of the public who simply don’t want drugs in the area,” Senior Sergeant Cumner said.

The group will all face court in Brisbane over the coming months.

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