RAIDS: Gold Coast police arrest 31 people in week-long drug blitz

Gold Coast police have arrested 31 people in a major drug blitz across the city.

Officers from the Gold Coast’s Rapid Action and Patrols group executed nine search warrants in Pimpama, Coombabah, Runaway Bay, Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads, Southport, Varsity Lakes and Upper Coomera last week.

During the raids, officers uncovered cannabis, methamphetamine and two rifles as well as a small hydroponic setup, which was found inside a home on The Esplanade in Coombabah.



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Officer in Charge of RAP, Senior Sergeant Mat Kelly said that the arrests signal another successful week acting on information supplied by the community through Crime Stoppers and other intelligence sources.

“We are committed to removing harmful drugs from the Gold Coast community and we accomplish that through proactive policing and information from the public. Every drug, every weapon police seize contributes to the safety of our community.”

“We continue to encourage members of the public to contact Crime Stoppers if they notice suspicious behaviour in and around their neighbourhoods,” Senior Sergeant Kelly said.