Drugs worth $10,000 seized
Man charged following police operation in Cannonvale
DRUGS, valued at nearly $10,000, were seized from a Cannonvale residence on October 25 in a joint operation between Australian Border Force (ABF) and Mackay Tactical Crime Squad.
Officers allegedly found cannabis and a hallucinogenic drug at the address.
A man was taken into custody at the residence where he had allegedly been involved in receiving a number of packages sent to the address. Police allege the man had attempted to import the drugs, which were intercepted by members of the Australian Border Force.
A 27-year-old Cannonvale man was charged with possession of a dangerous drug exceeding second schedule quantity and possession of property for the commission of a crime.
He was also charged with two counts each of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of utensils.
The man is expected to appear in Proserpine Magistrates Court on December 3.
A 26-year-old Cannonvale woman was drug diverted for possession of a dangerous drug, possession of property for the commission of a crime and possession of drug utensils
Mackay District Tactical Crime Squad Sergeant John Kerslake said the amount seized was significant for the region and would have a strong disruptive effect on the illegal drug supply.
“Our officers worked collaboratively with partner agencies to achieve this excellent result, and to target the threat posed to the community. We will continue to work together in gathering intelligence on these types of offences to disrupt them in the region,” Sgt Kerslake said.
Queensland ABF Regional Commander, Terry Price, said the operation commenced at a Brisbane international mail facility on October 22.
“More than 500 MDMA tablets were detected by ABF officers, addressed to the primary person of interest in this operation,” Regional Commander Price said.
“We were then able to pass relevant information to our partners at Queensland Police Service and assist them in this operational activity.”
Drugs were seized during a raid in Cannonvale.