RAIDS NET ALLEGED DRUG SYNDICATE
MULTIPLE drug raids have been carried out around the region as the finale to the Maryborough Criminal Investigation Branch’s six-month investigation into illegal drug trafficking on the Fraser Coast.Detective Senior Sergeant David Harbison said the protracted operation achieved “pleasing” results. “We’ve made 17 arrests on 68 charges, including six drug trafficking arrests.
“All those charged with drug trafficking are alleged to have been trafficking meth,” he said.
Thirteen search warrants were executed and police found around $250,000 cash, multiple firearms, meth and other dangerous drugs.
Det Harbison said based on police intelligence and information from the public, police would allege those involved were part of a “core family syndicate” accused of trafficking around the area “for some time”.
The investigation also stretched south to Logan, where police raided a Crestmead address allegedly connected to the syndicate.