Police intercept $100K worth of dangerous drugs bound for Schoolies

MORE than $100,000 worth of dangerous drugs which police believe was destined for Gold Coast Schoolies has been seized following a major operation in South East Queensland.

Police say officers arrested 31 people for their alleged involvement in the supply and trafficking of methylamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, LSD, cannabis and performance and image enhancing drugs.

The five-month operation identified that the drugs were being supplied via internet applications and distributed into the Gold Coast market using local syndicates.


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Police Minister Mark Ryan said it is “very concerning that the networks were planning to target the Gold Coast which will be overflowing with vulnerable youth from this weekend.”

“We are now just days away from a significant amount of young people embarking on end of year school celebrations across Queensland,” Minister Ryan said.

“However, I know our police remain committed to protecting all communities across Queensland from the greed-driven networks who seek to infiltrate them with life endangering drugs.”

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The cannabis plants shown in the vision were located in the Kenilworth area, while the powder was discovered at an address in Labrador and the firearm at a home in Robina.

Schoolies celebrations kick off on the Gold Coast from this Saturday.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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