Detective Inspector Dave Drinnen at
an earlier media conference.
FIFTEEN people have been charged with 41
drug-related offences in an eight-month police operation aimed at
halting drug crimes on the Sunshine Coast.
Operation Kilo Deacon has been hailed a success in
disrupting an organised drug crime network operating from the
Sunshine Coast District and involving senior Rebels Outlaw
Motorcycle Gang members and other OMCG groups across Queensland.
The operation was conducted by the Sunshine Coast
Drug Enforcement Team, supported by officers from the State Crime
During the operation, which officially ends today,
police executed several 23 search warrants on OMCG residences and
properties throughout South East Queensland, Central and North
The raids resulted in 15 people being charged with
41 drug related offences, including five charged with drug
trafficking, production of dangerous drugs and other drug and
firearm related matters.
Operation Kilo Deacon began in October 2012,
targeting the organised drug crime network run by the Rebels and
their links with other OMCG groups.
Police have seized large quantities of
amphetamines, methyl amphetamines, ecstasy, cannabis, as well as
other items, including property and money.
A number of other assets, including motorcycles,
have also been seized.
Sunshine Coast Crime Services Detective Inspector
Dave Drinnen said the arrests will have a significant impact on the
supply of dangerous drugs in the Sunshine Coast District.
"This operation has been an outstanding success
and will have a significant impact on drug supply within the
district and other major centres across the State," Inspector
"This operation reinforces the involvement and
role OMCG groups play in organised crime and how, through their
extensive partnerships with other OMCG groups, they are able to
engage in these illegal activities.
"Specifically, Kilo Deacon saw the Rebels, Black
Uhlans and Outlaws working together in an organised network.
"The Queensland Police Service are committed to
reducing the negative impacts of dangerous drugs on our community
and we will continue to dismantle these networks," he said.