Four charged under VLAD laws after raids on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane

Four people have been arrested following raids on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, accused of trafficking the drug ice.

Detectives from the Organised Crime Investigation Unit in partnership with staff from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission have charged the group during the closure of Operation Kedge.

On Tuesday police extradited a 24-year-old NSW man back to Queensland. He will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday with three other men arrested as a result of raids conducted on properties in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. All were charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs and being part of a criminal organisation under the current VLAD laws.


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In August 2015, a joint partnership involving the Organised Crime Investigation Unit and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission commenced. Operation Kedge to target those responsible for the transportation of multi-kilogram amounts of ice, heroin and cocaine from interstate to Queensland for distribution.

During the investigation several drug seizures were made, including 6.3 kilograms of ice and one kilogram of heroin.