Qld police uncover drug parcels during major mail centre operation

A STASH of drugs ranging from methylamphetamine to pharmaceutical liquids and tablets have been uncovered in parcels during a major mail centre operation in Brisbane.

The Queensland Police Service, Australian Border Force and Australia Post came across the haul on Thursday during ‘Operation Detect’.

The operation was launched in May last year and is focused on “disrupting and targeting the distribution of dangerous drugs through the domestic mail stream and within the online environment”.


During yesterday’s raid, 30 separate detections were made – including two kilograms of cannabis, 26 grams of methylamphetamine, 30mls of pharmaceutical liquids, 57 pharmaceutical tablets, 150grams of performance and image enhancing drug powder and 1390 mls of performance and image enhancing liquids.

PHOTO: Supplied | Qld Police

Detective Superintendent Jon Wacker of the Drug and Serious Crime Group said the force is constantly evolving to “disrupt this type of offending”.

“We recognise the online environment continues to pose challenges for law enforcement globally,” Detective Superintendent Wacker said.

“Just as offenders evolve in their offending methodology, the QPS is also evolving and adapting our investigative methodologies to disrupt and deter this type of offending”.