It is unknown whether anyone was arrested
in Gympie as part of numerous Taskforce Maxima Operation
Mike Disrupt 2 raids.
However, Regional Crime Coordinator of
Central Region Detective Acting Superintendent Bruce McNab
confirmed five people from the Wide Bay Burnett region were
arrested on six drugs charges.
He confirmed search warrants were executed
in the Gympie region, targeting alleged criminal motorcycle
gang members and associates.
He said some arrests made on the Sunshine
Coast were closely linked to Gympie, with one recent
CMG-related arrest on the Sunshine Coast of an alleged
Gympie-based Rebels member.
Almost 50 people were charged as part of
the operation targeting criminal gangs and their networks
across the state.
Detectives from Taskforce Maxima were
involved as well as officers from districts including the
Wide Bay Burnett.
Police searched addresses at locations
including Gympie, Nanango, Maryborough, Hervey Bay,
Bundaberg, Gladstone, Emerald and Airlie Beach.
During the searches police allegedly
located methyl-amphetamines, cannabis and drug
paraphernalia, weapons such as hand guns, rifles and a pen
gun, and about $30,000 in cash.
A total of 48 people were arrested on 134
charges including producing, supplying and possessing
dangerous drugs, weapons offences and keeping restricted