Police have closed a major drug operation in the Dalby-Burnett Patrol Group focused on the distribution of the dangerous drug Ice in and around the Kingaroy, Murgon and Cherbourg areas.
The year-long operation has included a series of rolling search warrants and vehicle interceptions aimed at disrupting the supply of ice to the area.
This culminated in 15 search warrants being executed at premises across the Burnett area in the last two days, resulting in the arrest of seven people who were charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs and over 450 counts of supplying dangerous drugs.
To date, the operation has netted a total of 111 offenders who have been charged with 695 offences.
Detective Inspector Paul Hart said police believe the apprehension of the main targets of this operation over the last two days has successfully dismantled a major drug supply network.
“This has been a lengthy and complex operation utilising resources from the South West and Moreton District as well as specialist commands and we have left no stone unturned in our efforts to disrupt and dismantle this network,” Detective Inspector Hart.
“The closure of this operation will provide the communities of Kingaroy, Murgon and Cherbourg the opportunity to really take a stand against drugs and make their towns safer and healthier places.”
Over the 12 months of the operation, police estimate around $170,000 worth of dangerous drugs including ice and methylamphetamine were seized.
LNP Leader and Nanago MP, Deb Frecklington, thanked police for their hard work.
“On behalf of my community, I want to thank our hard working police for their work in shutting down the ICE supply chain,” she said.
“Sadly it shows the devastation of ICE and its grip on many regional communities.
“It’s also why the LNP have announced a plan to give the police more resources to crackdown on drug traffickers.
“We need more resources to stop these drugs being peddled to our kids.”
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