MORE arrests in Queensland after a series of searches were carried out.
Detectives from Taskforce Maxima and the Gangs Squad carried out the raids as part of Operation Mike Crimson stretching from the Sunshine Coast to Logan.
The operation targeted the involvement of criminal motorcycle gangs, particularly the Lone Wolf Criminal motorcycle gang, in the illegal distribution of performance and image enhancing drugs.
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The operation included the execution of 12 search warrants on a number of supplement stores and the homes of a number of personal trainers.
The raid resulted in the seizure of six grams of cocaine, 114 bottles of steroids and human growth hormone, one tube of steroid gel and 3008 steroid capsules and tablets (like those pictured courtesy of whatsteroids.com).
A 44-year-old Eight Mile Plains man has been arrested and charged with five counts of possession of dangerous drugs and one count each of failing to dispose of a syringe and obstructing police.
A 27-year-old Bundamba man has been arrested and charged with eight counts of possession of dangerous drugs and one count of failing to dispose of a syringe.
A 31-year-old Mudjimba man has been arrested and charged with 13 counts of possession of dangerous drug, 11 counts of possession of a restricted drug and one count of failing to dispose of a syringe.
A 32-year-old Marsden man has been was issued with a notice to appear for possession of a dangerous drug.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith from Task Force Maxima said the offences detected in Operation Mike Crimson provide further evidence of the variety of criminal behaviour CMG’s are involved in.
“Often these drugs are homemade or supplied without medical supervision which could have lasting impacts on the user’s health,” Detective Inspector Smith said.
“We will allege offenders were attempting to use legitimate businesses to disguise their illegal activities, but, as seen by our actions in this operation, we have the ability to adapt and successfully meet these challenges head-on.”
Detective Inspector Smith said further arrests in relation to Operation Mike Crimson were expected.