Man charged after police find over $300k of drugs

AN alleged Black Uhlans Criminal Motor Cycle Gang member has been busted with over $300,000 worth of drugs

Police say they discovered 453 grams (one pound) of methyl-amphetamines (ICE) and cash after pulling the man over in Reedy Creek on Wednesday.

Consequent investigations lead to search warrants being executed at a business premises at Currumbin and a dwelling at Reedy Creek.


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These searches located an alleged illicit laboratory at the Currumbin address and laboratory equipment at the Reedy Creek address.

A rifle was also located.

Police will allege the potential value of the drugs located is approximately $300,000.

Police will also allege they located drug paraphernalia and ammunition.

The 20-year-old Reedy Creek man, who is alleged to be a participant of the Black Uhlans criminal gang, was arrested and charged with possession of dangerous drug (excess schedule).

He appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to reappear on 21 January next year.

Investigations into the laboratories located are continuing.

Taskforce Maxima Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said this is a clear example of the serious nature of the crimes criminal gang members commit.

“Yesterday’s arrest has prevented over 4,500 ‘hits’ from making their way onto our streets – and that means a safer Queensland.

“Police often see clear links between illegal drugs and offences of violence and property crime.

“This is why we will continue to target criminal gangs.

“It is important we do all we can to change their offending behaviour to protect Queenslanders.”

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