A massive police operation in Brisbane’s bayside area appears to have rolled up a bike logistics network using the trucking industry as cover.
Six vehicles that police will allege were stolen or used during an offence were also seized including a truck, a trailer, two cars, a motorcycle, and jet ski, with a total estimated value of $230,000.
“Police will … allege the syndicate transported drugs into Queensland via a heavy vehicle, for distribution throughout South East and Central Queensland,” Queensland police said.
Operation Tango Citrontargeted drug networks linked to the Comancheros outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) with police arresting 42 people on 428 charges, including trafficking in dangerous drugs serious and organised crime and trafficking in dangerous drugs criminal organisation charges.
Investigators from the Bayside Criminal Investigation Branch and Tactical Crime Squad, with the assistance of officers from the Organised Crime Gangs Group, Dog Squad, forensic specialists and regional detectives from South East Region, North Coast Region and Central Region executed 26 warrants from November 21- 22.
During this week’s operation closure, police executed search warrants across South East and Central Queensland including at Broadbeach Waters, Gaven, Tamborine, Rochdale, Steiglitz, Cleveland, Holland Park, Capalaba, Caboolture, Mount Nathan and Rockhampton.
Total seizures during the course of the operation included: 113kg of cannabis, 134grams of cocaine and 84grams of methylamphetamine, $640,000 cash and 13 weapons comprising of five handguns and eight rifles.
The seized drugs have an estimated street value of $1 million.
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