POLICE are in the middle of raiding 18 properties across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Logan and Cairns.
Headed by the Crime and Corruption Commission and QPS Taskforce Maxima, today’s action forms part of a two-year joint CCC-QPS drug trafficking investigation known as Operation Juliet Wave.
It focused on former members of the Centro Chapter of the Bandidos Criminal motorcycle gang and their associates.
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Prior to today’s law enforcement action, Operation Juliet Wave has already seized drugs with a street value of $2.6 million dollars and charged 53 people with serious offences.
The CCC and QPS are being assisted on the ground today by officers from the National Anti-Gang Squad, the Australian Federal Police and Customs and Border Protection.
A former member and associates of the Centro Chapter of the Bandidos have been arrested this morning and will be charged later today with serious drug trafficking offences
It will be alleged those arrested trafficked dangerous drugs including crystal methylamphetamine (ice) and methylamphetamine oil which can be readily converted to crystal methylamphetamine.
Another person arrested this morning is the proprietor of a Brisbane coffee shop where one of the fist BitCoin ATMs in Queensland is in operation.
There is no further information available as investigations are continuing.