Five people charged with ICE trafficking following raid of Gold Coast apartment

Five people have been charged following a raid on a Gold Coast apartment as part of an ongoing operation targeting Ice trafficking.

Investigators from the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad (MOCS), along with officers from Taskforce Maxima, executed a search warrant at an apartment in Surfers Paradise yesterday.

They allegedly seized both liquid and powder Ice and amphetamines, a sum of cash, drug utensils, scales, and other evidence of the supply and trafficking of Ice amphetamines.


The seizure was a part of Operation Lima Versatile, an ongoing operation being conducted over the past 12 months by Gold Coast MOCS targeting the supply and trafficking of dangerous drugs.

A 25-year-old Southport woman was charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs, three counts of supplying dangerous drugs, four counts of possessing dangerous drugs and two counts of possessing drug utensils.

A 32-year-old Surfers Paradise man and a 26-year-old Southport man were both charged with two counts each of supplying dangerous drugs, possessing of dangerous drugs and possessing drug utensils.

They will appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

Two 26-year-old men, one from Bundall and the other from Tanah Merah, were charged with one count of possessing a dangerous drugs. They are due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court at a later date.

Detective Inspector Scott Knowles of the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad said the overnight arrest reaffirmed the commitment of the Queensland Police Service to target those responsible for distributing the dangerous drug, Ice.

“We know Ice is responsible for destroying lives across Queensland and we will continue to target anyone responsible for spreading this insidious drug around in our community,” Detective Inspector Knowles said.