Police smash steroid factories hidden in Gold Coast hinterland

POLICE have charged a man and woman after discovering an “elaborate” and “sophisticated” drug factory producing steroids hidden in the Gold Coast hinterland.

The pair were arrested yesterday after Officers from Taskforce Maxima and Australian Customs raided the Bonogin property and uncovered two laboratories operating inside the home.

Police also located a double barrel shotgun fitted with a scope, approximately $15,000 in cash and a large quantity of chemicals.


Of particular interest to police was the discovery of steroid labelling instruments.

“It would appear that the occupants and offenders are labelling the steroids which would indicate some sort of commercial venture,” Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said.

“It is a major concern to us as police that we are now seeing laboratories creating steroids,” Detective Smith said.

“The use of steroids and its associated violence is on the increase.”

“We are certainly seeing a link between these steroids and Criminal Motorcycle Gangs. One of these occupants has got clear links to the Mongol’s motorcycle gang based on the Gold Coast.”

The 31-year-old Boronia man and 25-year-old woman were charged with a number of offences and will face Southport Magistrates Court on March 24.