Major Police operation nets huge stash of drugs

18 people have been charged following a major Police operation targeting the supply of drugs across the Gold Coast and Logan.

Officers raided 15 homes suspected of being cannabis grow houses over four days.

145 cannabis plants and 5.5 kg of dried cannabis was seized during the operation.


The drugs have an estimated street value of $400,000.

Police also found and seized hydroponic equipment from ten of the homes along with two clandestine drug labs.

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Small quantities of ecstasy and ice were also seized along with $10,475 in cash.

The 18 people arrested were hit with a total of 81 charges including producing and supplying dangerous drugs and possession of proceeds from the supply of dangerous drugs.

They are all due to appear in the coming weeks.

Detective Acting Superintendent Troy Pukallus of the Drug and Serious Crime Group said the operation was aimed at disrupting criminal networks involved in the supply of dangerous drugs on the Gold Coast.

“These are proactive actions targeting the illicit drug market which poses potential significant harm to the Gold Coast community and its visitors, including the Schoolies festival.” Detective Acting Superintendent Troy Pukallus said.

Police say investigations are continuing.

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