Officers from Taskforce Maxima executed six search warrants at homes on the Gold Coast and in Logan as part of Operation Oscar Autocross yesterday, targeting a criminal syndicate distributing drugs including amphetamine, cocaine, MDMA and steroids in those regions.
Maxima detectives say they have now closed the nine-month operation targeting groups with identified bikie gangs links to the Comancheros and Mongols allegedly involved in the interstate supply of illicit drugs.
Those charged are:
A 39-year-old man from NSW has been charged with production of a dangerous drug, possession of a prohibited combination of items, possession of dangerous drugs, and possession of property suspected of having been used in an offence. He faces up to 25 years in jail for the combined offences if found guilty, police said.
A 35-year-old man from Broadbeach Waters was also charged with trafficking a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of thing used in a crime, and possession of utensil and personation.
He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.
A 27-year-old man from Parkwood was charged with trafficking a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of thing used in a crime, possession of utensil and supply of category A firearm.
A 43-year-old female from Benowa was charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of thing used in connection with crime, and possession of a restricted item and serious obstruct.
They are both due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.
A 25-year-old man from Ashmore and a 32-year-old man from Nerang were both issued with notices to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on April 24 for supplying and possession of dangerous drugs.
Police said Operation Oscar Autocross culminated in the arrest of 28 people on 93 charges including trafficking of methylamphetamine, supply and possession of methylamphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, MDMA, steroids and the supply of weapons.
Taskforce Maxima also seized hypophosphorous acid, chloropseudoephedrine (synthetic pseudoephedrine) and red iodine, capable of producing one kilogram of methylamphetamine after intercepting and searching a vehicle entering the state earlier this month.
Taskforce Maxima Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said police would continue to target outlaw bikies.
“Organised crime gangs have no part to play in our community,” he said.
“They cause harm and disruption across the country.”
Investigations are ongoing and further charges are expected.