Police say $1 million ecstasy seizure will make Schoolies safer

MORE than 24,000 MDMA pills with a street value of $1 million have been discovered at a home in North Brisbane.

Detectives from the Fortitude Valley Criminal Investigation Branch discovered the large drug haul after executing a search warrant at an address in Albion around 3.00pm yesterday.

“During a search of the property, officers allegedly located five large plastic bags containing 7.3kg of pills believed to be MDMA (Ecstasy)” police said in a statement.


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“The bags are believed to contain around 24,000 pills with an estimated street value of up to $1 million.”

A 28-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were taken into custody at the home and have both since been charged with possession of dangerous drugs.

They are due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.

Detective Inspector Glen Farmer, City Valley Crime Group said the location of such a large amount of dangerous drugs was concerning for police.

“These drugs are not regulated and can contain substances which have a harmful effect on your health and in some cases have resulted in fatal consequences for users,” Detective Inspector Famer said.

“With Schoolies starting on the weekend the arrest of two people and the removal a significant amount of dangerous drugs from circulation helps make for a safer community.”

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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