Investigation Branch acting officer in charge Detective
Acting Senior Sergeant Brian Collins inspects a rifle
and other items seized during raids on properties in
Toowoomba, the Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley.
RAIDS targeting bikie
gang members and affiliates have netted weapons and drugs in
Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley.
three homes this morning as part of the Nine Days of Action
campaign to gather information and crack down on drugs.
Investigation Branch acting officer-in-charge Brian Collins
said a 27-year-old woman was charged with possession of
prescription drugs after a search of her Lockrose home in
the Lockyer Valley.
Senior Sergeant Collins said a 29-year-old Wilsonton man,
alleged to be a former member of a criminal motorcycle gang,
was charged for having possession of a .22 calibre rifle as
well as marijuana and drug utensils.
A 30-year-old Geham
man was charged for possession of nunchakus and failing to
dispose of a syringe after his home was searched.
"He is also believed
to have links to criminal motorcycle gangs," Det. Act. Snr
Sgt Collins said.
He said the Nine Days
of Action campaign, which began last week, was working.
Residents have been
urged to call police with information on drug activity.
"So far we have been
encouraged by the response of the community.
"There have been
several items of interest and information come into us which
we will certainly act on in the coming days and we certainly
encourage more interaction from members within the community
to help us detect these drug offenders."
He said there was a
specific focus on people with ties to criminal motorcycle
"So it just clearly
shows those members of the motorcycle gangs are still active
and we are very interested in seeking information from the
community to detect those offenders."