More than $2 million worth of drugs found in car on Gold Coast’s M1

A MAN has been arrested and is expected to be charged after police allegedly found more than $2 million worth of crystal meth and cocaine in his car on the Gold Coast.

Officers from the Organised Crime Gangs Group intercepted the vehicle on the Pacific Motorway on Tuesday as part of Operation Autocross.

During a search of the vehicle police allegedly found 5kg of white crystalline powder suspected to be methylamphetamine and 2kg of compressed white powder suspected to be cocaine.


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Police said the vehicle was making its way back to Queensland from NSW and that the drugs were stashed inside a sophisticated concealment system within the car.

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A 37-year-old man was arrested and is expected to be charged with serious drugs offences.

As part of a separate investigation, detectives yesterday executed a search warrant at a rural property in Meldale.

During the search, police located two small children’s wading pools containing approximately 20kg of MDA (methylenedioxyamphetamine).

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Three, 40 litre stainless steel tubs containing liquid based MDA, along with other equipment believed to be used in the production of dangerous drugs, were also found.

A 38-year-old man was charged with drug trafficking, drug production and possession.

He is due to appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court today.

In a third and separate incident, detectives from the Organised Crime Gangs Group arrested a 44-year-old Gold Coast man, alleged to be a member of the Gold Coast Chapter of the Mongols OMCG.

The man was charged with stalking, domestic violence, and wilful damage offences.

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He appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court yesterday and has been remanded to reappear today.