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Drugs, guns seized as trafficking syndicate in north dismantled

The supply of dangerous drugs from the Whitsundays to the southeast of Queensland has been “successfully interrupted” following a series of raids.

Nov 30, 2020, updated Nov 30, 2020
Weapons, steroids, cash and luxury vehicles were allegedly seized during police raids in the Mackay and Whitunday regions. (Photo: ABC)

Weapons, steroids, cash and luxury vehicles were allegedly seized during police raids in the Mackay and Whitunday regions. (Photo: ABC)

Queensland Police detectives carried out six search warrants last week, from November 25-27, throughout the Mackay and Whitsunday region.

Weapons, steroids, cash and luxury vehicles were allegedly seized during the raids, as part of Operation Sierra NIB.

One of the raids, at an address in Cannonvale, uncovered more than 11 grams of methylampthetamine, 6.9 grams of cocaine, hydroponic equipment and cannabis plants.

A further 15 grams of methylamphetamine, ammunition and an electric conductive device was found at a North Mackay address.

Police officers also found 14 firearms, ammunition and hydroponic equipment at an address in Palmyra, near Mackay.

Police said the syndicate extended into southeast Queensland and the arrests had interrupted the supply of drugs.

Police are urging anyone with further information about the supply of drugs in the Mackay-Whitsunday to contact police.

Six people were charged with various drug-related offences, including trafficking in and possession of dangerous drugs.

A further two people were charged with minor drug offences.

They’re expected to appear in the Mackay and Proserpine Magistrates Courts today and in February next year.

– ABC / Angel Parsons

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