POLICE have carried out a series of simultaneous raids across southeast Queensland and arrested four people as part of a major crackdown on property crime.
Queensland Police launched Operation Quebec Sight in February following an increase of break-and-enters across South Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast.
Following an extensive investigation, police on Wednesday morning executed six simultaneous search warrants across the southeast, including at Southport and Hollywell on the Gold Coast.
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A 38-year-old man was arrested in Hollywell, while three other men aged 24, 27, and 50 were arrested in raids on addresses in Browns Plains, Park Ridge and Crestmead.
The men are accused of being part of an organised criminal syndicate which orchestrated night-time break and enters across the South Brisbane District, primarily targeting cash and jewellery.
It’s alleged the syndicate melted down the stolen jewellery to avoid identification and sold the gold to pawnbrokers.
Police allege the men used the money they got for the gold and other stolen cash to fund lavish lifestyles.
Operation Quebec Sight involved detectives from South Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast District CIBs, as well as Logan District Child Protection and Investigation Unit (CPIU).
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.