Detectives have arrested a number of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members (OMCG) in relation to the alleged distribution and trafficking of the dangerous drug, ICE.
Police conducted simultaneous dawn raids today at Redbank Plains, Goodna, Springfield, Camira, Hollywell, Booval, Edens Landing and Logan Central resulting in a number of people being taken into custody.
Three kilograms of ICE, over 100,000 ecstasy pills and $60,000 in cash, a semi-automatic handgun, 2 sawn-off rifles and a semi-automatic rifle were also located and seized. Last night, police intercepted a vehicle at Tugun and seized a further two kilograms of ICE.
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The 12 month operation, commenced by Detectives from South Brisbane District evolved into a complex investigation after it was identified that a syndicate was allegedly trafficking ICE into other Australian states.
Taskforce Maxima detectives, the National Anti-Gangs Squad and Western Australian Police located and seized 21 kilograms of the dangerous drug, ICE, late last month in Western Australia.
The illegal drugs seized is a valued at $18Million.
Those taken into custody are believed to be members of the Nomads and Commacheros Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.
Detective Acting Superintendent Brendan Smith from Task Force Maxima said, “This operation has seen in excess 240,000 ‘hits’ of ICE, valued at approximately $18 million, taken off the street.”
“It has made the community safer for all Queensland families. Taskforce Maxima and the QPS remain resolute in our efforts against those involved in supply of the dangerous drug ICE.”
“We will continue to use all resources available to us in an effort to stop crime and these gangs need to understand this. While they are involved in crime will continue to target them.” Detective Acting Superintendent Smith said.
Investigations are continuing.