Police wrap up drug operation with raids across Brisbane and the Gold Coast

FORTY-nine people have been arrested and charged with almost 200 drug offences following an eight-month police operation across southeast Queensland.

Detectives from the Brisbane City Criminal Investigation Branch wrapped operation Papa Checkmate this week with a number of raids across the capital and the Gold Coast.

The operation was set up to target the importation and trafficking of dangerous drugs in the two cities.


Throughout the operation, police allegedly seized MDMA pills and powder, cannabis, cocaine, LSD, cash, and property worth a substantial amount of money.

Three people faced Brisbane and Southport Magistrates courts on Tuesday, charged with drug trafficking.

One of the three was a 27-year-old Southport man. He was charged with four drug-related offences.

A 21-year-old man from Mount Cotton also appeared on 16 charges, while a 28-year-old from Carina appeared on eight.

Detective Inspector Glen Farmer said the operation had been a great success, resulting in the removal of dangerous drugs from the local community.

“These seizures and arrests will have a significant impact on the distribution and sale of dangerous drugs within the Brisbane area,” Detective Inspector Farmer said.