Diamonds, guns and boats seized after six-month police operation into Gold Coast drug supply

Two Nerang men are among 31 people who have now been charged with 101 offences as part of a major police operation targeting the supply of methamphetamine across the Gold Coast.

‘Operation Quebec Venom’ came to a head yesterday when detectives executed search warrants at nine properties across the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

They included properties along Gilston Road, Lutana Street, Price Street, Yarrayne Road and Lawrence Drive at Nerang, Paddington Drive at Carrara, Hoop Pine Court at Advancetown, Browne Street at New Farm and Andrew Street at Cannon Hill.


It will be alleged that at the Gilston Road address, officers located five firearms, around $35,000 cash and a large quantity of methamphetamine.

It will also be alleged that additional seizures during the raids included a significant quantity of diamonds, a 7-metre boat, several motor vehicles, a large quantity of ammunition, steroids and cannabis plants.

A 36-year-old Nerang man has been charged with 22 drugs and weapons offences and is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court today.

A 63-year-old Nerang man has also been charged with one count each of producing dangerous drugs, possessing utensils and possessing a knife.