TWENTY-seven alleged drug dealers and traffickers have been arrested and a copious amount of cocaine and MDMA has been taken off the streets in a major police sting in Brisbane.
The seven-month operation, dubbed Oscar Millibar, targeted an organised criminal syndicate involved in supplying and trafficking cocaine throughout the Brisbane City area.
The protracted investigation culminated on Friday and Saturday with police executing a series of raids.
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In all, 27 people were arrested and a significant amount of illicit drugs were seized, including cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and cash suspected from the sale of the drugs, with a combined total of about $509,694.
Detective Inspector Glen Farmer from City Valley Crime Group said the operation was a great success.
“This operation has disrupted and dismantled a sophisticated and well-organised drug trafficking syndicate,” Detective Inspector Farmer said.
“The arrest of these people and seizure of these drugs will significantly contribute towards a safer community.”
A total of 27 people were arrested on 124 charges, including trafficking, supply dangerous drug, possession dangerous drugs, and other associated drug/property related charges.
Five people aged between 21 and 43 have been charged with being involved in the criminal syndicate.
The majority of those charged are scheduled to front Brisbane Magistrates Court over the coming weeks.