POLICE have today closed a major 19-month-long investigation targeting drug related activity across mining areas of Central Queensland and the trafficking of ecstasy and cannabis from the Gold Coast to Emerald.
Operation Lima Siege commenced in March last year and since that time, 33 people have been charged with 103 offences.
During the course of the investigation, detectives allege they found six purpose build “grow houses” containing 164 mature cannabis plants and 11 kilograms of dried cannabis with a combined street value of $925,300.
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They’ve also restrained property to the value of $92,300.
Today, officers raided a further 16 addresses across Emerald where they charged eight men and women of various ages (26-46) with a string of offences including drug trafficking and supply, produce and possession of dangerous drugs.
They’ll all appear in Emerald Magistrates Court on November 4.
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