WATCH: $1.25m in dangerous drugs taken off the streets ahead of schoolies

Around 1.25 million dollars worth of drugs has been seized by police during a week- long operation targeting drug traffickers in Queensland.

The major bust comes just a day before thousands of schoolies are set to arrive in Surfers Paradise.

During the week, more than 50 Drug Squad officers executed 35 search warrants in various areas including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Mackay and the Sunshine Coast. Scroll down to watch the video!


Police seized approximately $1.25m worth of drugs including methylamphetamine, MDMA and cannabis and also located several hydroponic cannabis growing systems and a clandestine illicit drug lab.

In total, 46 people were charged with 164 offences including seven charges of trafficking dangerous drugs, 25 charges of supply dangerous drugs, and three charges of produce dangerous drug.

Detective Inspector Mark Slater of State Crime Command’s Drug and Serious Crime Group said drug traffickers should be aware that they will be caught.

“Drug trafficking is a major problem in our communities and the QPS is determined to continue its efforts to target those people who cause harm in our community,” Detective Inspector Slater said.

“With Schoolies celebrations commencing later this week, this is a warning to drug traffickers and prospective customers alike, that police efforts in targeting drug distribution will continue to be a major focus.”

Police said further investigations are continuing and further arrests are expected.

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