A Gold Coast man has been charged in connection with a major drug trafficking ring stretching from Bundaberg to South East Queensland.
It comes after Bundaberg detectives launched an operation targeting the distribution of steroids, cocaine and MDMA.
During the operation, officers conducted raids on several homes and businesses, where they uncovered cash, drugs and associated equipment.
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Police allege they located more than twenty containers of Selective Androgen Receptive Modulators (SARM) which is similar to testosterone, as well as steroidal powders and liquids at one business.
They also located a substantial amount of packaging, labels, gel capsules and empty vials.
While a raid on another home, allegedly found more than 140 vials of steroids, around $15,000 cash, a firearm, around 32,000 SARM capsules and around 100 SARM liquid bottles.
A 29-year-old Bargara man has been charged with drug trafficking, along with 11 counts of unlawful possession of a restricted drug, nine counts of supplying dangerous drugs (cocaine and steroids) and seven counts of possessing dangerous drugs.
While a 44-year-old Brendale man has been charged with drug trafficking, as well as 13 counts of supplying dangerous drugs (cocaine, MDMA and testosterone), three counts of possession of dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of a firearm.
A 41-year-old Broadbeach man, believed to be connected to the pair, was also charged with five counts of supplying dangerous drugs and possessing property used in connection with a crime.
He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 7.
Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Bishop, Officer-in-Charge of the Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch said the operation was a “significant disruption” to drug trafficking in Bundaberg and across south-east Queensland.
“We will continue to work with our partners to disrupt this behaviour to make our communities a safer place,” he said.