Man to face court over $22M drug ring

A Victorian man is set to face court today, accused of helping to traffic over 22 million dollars worth of cannabis to Queensland.

The man was extradited to Queensland on Tuesday and will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

It’s alleged the 39-year-old helped a drug ring traffic up to 2.5 tonnes of the dangerous drug from Victoria to Queensland using domestic airports.


It’s also alleged the groups were using perfumes suitcases to cover up the smell of the cannabis as they were ferried throughout the airports.

The man will face two charges of trafficking, one of which will be under Queensland’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment which targets outlaw bikie gangs.

It’s the latest arrest from Operation Kilo Zurich which finished up in April after police raids.