SWQ drug raids nab 39 offenders

39 offenders arrected in SWQ drug raids

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RURAL CRIME: Some of the ammunition allegedly located during this week’s raids.

RURAL CRIME: Some of the ammunition allegedly located during this week’s raids.

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Police have arrested 39 people on drug related crimes in St George, Roma and Miles this week.

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A TOTAL of 39 people have been arrested following a police operation targeting drug related crime in St George, Roma and Miles this week.

Throughout the three-day operation, police executed 23 search warrants at various addresses, allegedly locating numerous quantities of drugs and other items of property linked to drug offences.

A total of almost 500 roadside drink and drug driving tests were carried out with 15 traffic infringement notices issued.

A further 39 people have been charged with a total of 72 offences as a result of the operation, which included three significant ice seizures, the location of number of restricted weapons and 13 drivers being charged with drug driving.

South West District Detective Inspector Paul Hart said the Queensland Police Service was committed to removing harmful drugs from the community through proactive policing and information from the public.

“Every drug, and every weapon police seize contributes to the safety of our community,” Detective Inspector Hart said.

“We continue to encourage members of the public to contact Crime Stoppers if they notice suspicious behaviour in and around their neighbourhoods.

“We will continue to use calculated and targeted methods to dismantle drug related crime.”

The majority of the offenders are expected to appear in the St George and Roma Magistrates Court on varying dates.

Operation Oscar Quebec Density involved South West District detectives, officers from the Roma Patrol Group, Major and Organised Crime Group, Road Policing Command and Brisbane Dog Squad officers.

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