Darling Downs drug bust: 121 arrests, 377 charges

MORE than 120 alleged drug dealers and their associates have been arrested in a massive police blitz across the Darling Downs.

Police began investigating the supply and distribution of ICE and cannabis in the area last month as part of Operation Quebec Trawler.

In the weeks since, police have arrested 121 people on 377 charges, mainly for supplying and possessing dangerous drugs.


The operation also netted a quantity of methamphetamine and cannabis, over $10,000 in cash, and property worth more than $15,000.

Officer in Charge of the Darling Downs District Tactical Crime Squad, Senior Sergeant Matt Howard said all officers are working extremely hard to disrupt drug use.

“The use of illicit substances has a detrimental, flow-on effect to the general community,” Senior Sergeant Howard said.

“Our local community has provided us with the information we need to tackle this network and get these drugs off the street.

“Clearly the people in the Darling Downs do not want these dangerous and destructive substances in their towns and are working with us to remove them.”

Operation Quebec Trawler is ongoing.

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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