Illegal Drug Distribution Network closed in Brisbane Bayside
Detectives have charged five people on 215 charges and seized more than a dozen firearms following an investigation into a drug distribution network in Brisbane’s Bayside.
In a combined operation, officers from Bayside Criminal Investigation Branch, specialist police and uniformed officers executed search warrants at locations in Birkdale and Sippy Downs on October 17 & 18.
It will be alleged that during searches of the properties officers located 12 firearms (including shortened and pump action shotguns), firearm silencers, two methylamphetamine labs, three kilograms of cannabis, $15,000 in cash, and a stolen Mustang.
A 28-year-old Holland Park man has been charged with 147 offences, including 101 counts of supplying dangerous drugs, 14 counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and three counts of trafficking dangerous drugs.
He is next due to appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court on October 28.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Mooney said the operation was successful in removing illegal firearms and dangerous drugs from the community.
“Illegal firearms and dangerous drugs often go hand in hand and anytime we can remove them from the community is a win for police,” Detective Senior Sergeant Mooney said.
“The arrest and charging of people in the past week is the culmination of a 12 month operation and is a credit to the hard work of our investigators.”
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