42 arrested as Police smash major southeast drug network

Police have now charged 42 people as part of a massive operation targeting drug networks linked to the Comancheros bikie gang with a number of homes raided on the Gold Coast.

Operation Tango Citron has been running for the last 10 months investigating the supply of cocaine, ice, MDMA and cannabis, culminating in a series of raids this week.

Dozens of officers searched a number of homes across the southeast on Sunday and Monday including properties in Broadbeach Waters, Gaven, Tamborine, Steiglitz and Mount Nathan.


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All up Police seized an estimated $1 million worth of drugs including 113kg of cannabis, 134grams of cocaine and 84grams of methylamphetamine.

They also seized $640,000 cash and 13 firearms along with six allegedly stolen vehicles.

Police will allege the network was transporting drugs into Queensland via heavy vehicles before they were distributed across Southeast and Central Queensland.

Among those arrested this week was a 41-year-old Gaven man who was charged with 11 offences including two counts of trafficking in dangerous drugs serious organised crime and eight counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

The man fronted Southport Court on Monday.

A 33-year-old Cannon Hill man, alleged to be the principal offender was also arrested and charged with six offences.

In total Police have charged 42 people on 428 offences over the 10-month operation.