A MONGOLS bikie and two teenage girls are among nine people who have been arrested and charged with 40 drugs and weapons offences following a major police operation on the Gold Coast.
The city’s Rapid Action Patrol squad launched the major offensive after receiving multiple calls to Crime Stoppers.
The week-long operation has netted more than $41,000 in cash, a handgun, hundreds of MDMA pills, meth, cannabis, stolen number plates and car keys, as well as a collection of pilfered power tools.
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A patched member of the Mongols bikie gang was arrested during a raid at an address in Burleigh Waters last week.
During a search of the property, allegedly found $31,000 in cash hidden in a toilet cistern, along with a handgun, pill press parts, and a stash of MDMA, cocaine, and steroids.
The 28-year-old Clagiraba man was charged with drug, weapon and tainted property offences and is scheduled to front Southport Magistrates Court on November 28.
On Tuesday this week, RAP officers raided a house at Arundel and seized a large stash of meth, cannabis, suboxone, diazepam, and evidence indicative of supplying drugs.
Three women, aged 43, 31 and 35 years and a 44-year-old man were arrested at the address and charged with nine offences relating to drug possession.
They are due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on November 30.
Officers raided a second house in Arundel yesterday where they allegedly found more meth, drug utensils, and evidence indicative of drug supply.
Two sets of stolen number plates, stolen car keys, a stolen cheque worth $16,000 and a collection of stolen power tools and tradesman tools were also found at the home.
A 30-year-old man and two girls aged 14 and 15 were arrested and have been charged with a combined 13 offences.
The teenage girls have already been dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.
Police also stormed a house at Labrador yesterday where it’s alleged they found 400 MDMA pills, amphetamine, cannabis, GHB, vials of white powder and white crystals and $10,600 in cash.
A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with 12 offences relating to possession and supply of drugs and tainted property. He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on November 14.
Acting Senior Sergeant Glenn Shore from Gold Coast RAP said the unit is acting swiftly and in a calculated manner when Crime Stoppers information is received.
“We are getting good information from the public and we encourage them to keep phoning that in so we can respond and detain those people involved in illegal activities,” Senior Sergeant Shore said.
“This is a partnership between police and the public which has seen some excellent results and we want that to continue.”
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.