The Courier-Mail

RAIDS NET ALLEGED DRUG SYNDICATE

- STUART FAST IN MARYBOROUG­H

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.

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