FIVE people have been charged with a raft of offences after Queensland Police shut down a major drug operation on the Gold Coast.
Raids were carried out across Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Labrador, Coomera, Southport and Morayfield in the Moreton Bay region last Friday as part of Operation Sierra Carious.
Officers allegedly seized a large quantity of drugs including cocaine and MDMA as well as $35,000 in cash.
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A 21-year-old Surfers Paradise man has since been slapped with more than a dozen charges including possessing and trafficking dangerous drugs.
A 23-year-old Main Beach man, a 37-year-old man from Coomera. a 46-year-old Main Beach woman and a 28-year-old man from Surfers Paradise have also been charged with a range of drug offences and will appear in court over the next month.
Detective Inspector Chris Ahearn said the operation had been successful in disrupting drug supply right across the south east.
“Through dedicated policing strategies, this operation has seen the dismantling of a significant drug supply network in the south east region,” Det. Insp. Ahern said.
“There are significant quantities of illegal substances that now won’t see the streets, and we will continue to detect, investigate and disrupt those individuals and networks who engage in this criminal activity.
“If people choose to get involved in the business of selling drugs, they can expect to be actively targeted by police, and risk significant prison sentences.”