$1m worth of ICE seized on the Gold Coast

POLICE have smashed a drug trafficking ring and seized over $1 million worth of crystal meth on the Gold Coast.

Following an extensive six-month investigation, officers today raided nine properties in Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Robina, Currumbin Waters, Austinville and Varsity lakes and arrested ten people on 40 charges.

It’s alleged the syndicate imported more than 3kg of ice from the United States and distributed it across the Coast.

The drugs were allegedly smuggled into Australia concealed inside children’s cartoon comic books.

Source: Queensland Police

Source: Queensland Police

Police also seized a quantity of cannabis, GHB, a stash of cash, an electric bike and a stolen 4.6m boat and trailer.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said the seizure resulted in over 30,000 hits of ‘ice’ being taken off the street.

“This operation has dismantled a significant criminal network and clearly demonstrates our ability to bring resources to bear on those involved in the supply of this insidious drug,” Detective Inspector Smith said.

“Our efforts will continue, and offenders need to understand every opportunity to bring then before the court will be taken regardless of the location or time of day.”

Those charged will appear in Southport Magistrates Court over the coming month.

Investigations are continuing.

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.

Frozen2_Trailer

The Frozen 2 trailer just dropped and it’s worth melting for!

Don’t freak out, but the official trailer for Frozen 2 has been released and we’re breaking into song just thinking about it.

The highly anticipated sequel will see Elsa try figure out why she actually got her insane frozen powers.

And it looks terrifyingly adventurous!

“Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey.

“In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world.

“In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough,” the trailer description from Walt Disney reads.

SHIVERS!

It’ll hit cinemas in November, so we still have SO long to wait.

But ‘LET IT GOOOOO’, because it will be worth it!

If you need something to tie you over, here’s the trailer for you to watch over and over.

Search continues for Belgian teen in Byron

Update at 11 June, 8.30am: The search is continuing for a missing Belgian teenage backpacker who was last seen on CCTV in Byron Bay more than a week ago.

Theo Hayez, 18, was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkey’s bar about 11pm on Friday, May 31, and has not been seen or heard from since.

He hasn’t used his mobile phone or made any financial transactions since that time, NSW Police said.

But Mr Hayez’s mobile phone records have helped investigators narrow down the search area to east of the Byron Bay CBD and in and around bushland to the northeast.

Mr Hayez’s belongings – including his passport – were found untouched at the Wake Up! Hostel in Byron Bay after staff raised the alarm when he didn’t check out as planned.

He was supposed to travel to Melbourne before returning home to Belgium this week, according to a Facebook post by his friend Michael Dorkhom.

The search for Mr Hayez ramped up on Monday with police, the SES, the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter, Surf Life Saving and volunteer Marine Rescue all involved.

Alongside the search efforts of NSW emergency services, locals and backpackers alike have also been searching for the missing teenager.

Volunteers have met outside the bar where Mr Hayez was last seen since Saturday, covering the surrounding region and focusing on low frequented areas.

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Reported on 10 June:  Police have renewed calls to help find a missing Belgian teenager, who disappeared in Byron Bay on Friday night.

18-year-old Theo Hayez was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkey’s bar around 11.00pm on Friday May 31.

Alarms were raised after Mr Hayez didn’t check out of the Wake Up! Hostel, with all of his belongings untouched.

Police say they are concerned for his welfare because no one has heard from him since.

NSW emergency services, locals and tourists have come together to search for the missing teenager over the weekend.

Theo is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 180cm to 190cm tall, with a thin build and blond hair.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded jumper, beige pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.

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QAS Ambulance responding

Woman hospitalised after moped, car crash on the Gold Coast

A woman has been rushed to hospital after a two vehicle crash in Mermaid Waters last night.

It’s believed the moped she was travelling on collided with a car around 7.00pm.

Paramedics were called to the intersection off Bermuda Street and Cottesloe Drive, where they briefly treated her for minor injuries.

She was then taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

She’s believed to be in a stable condition.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Cast of Young Sheldon

International guests to spruce up the 2019 Logies red carpet

The 2019 Logie awards will welcome international guests to the red carpet this year.

The stars from the much-loved American TV comedy series ‘Young Sheldon’ will be in attendance on June 30.

The cast’s five main members include 10-year-old Iain Armitage (young Sheldon Cooper), Zoe Perry (Sheldon’s mum), Lance Barber (Sheldon’s dad), 16-year-old Montana Jordan and 11-year-old Raegan Revord (Sheldon’s siblings).

‘Young Sheldon’ is the prequel series to the award-winning US sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’, and has enjoyed massive success in the US, recently getting renewed for a third and fourth season.

TV WEEK editor Thomas Woodgate the announcement is wonderful news for the awards ceremony.

“I’m so excited to welcome the cast of Young Sheldon to TV’s night of nights at The Star Gold Coast on Queensland’s gorgeous Gold Coast.

“They’ll bring a lot of star power to TV’s biggest and best awards show.

“I can’t wait to see them all strut the red carpet on June 30,” Mr Woodgate said.