Gold Coast police this morning concluded Operation Sentinel 6, a two night operation conducted on the Gold Coast targeting illicit drug possession and anti-social behaviour.
The operation was conducted on Friday and Saturday nights in the Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach entertainment precincts and involved plain clothes and uniformed officers from the Gold Coast, as well as State Crime Operations Command, Operations Support Command and passive drug detection dogs.
Police charged six people with possession of illicit drugs, namely ecstasy and cannabis, as well as 73 people on 80 offences, such as stealing, drunk in a public place, public nuisance and breaching the peace.
Included in the 80 charges was one person arrested for driving under the influence of drugs, five people for drink driving and two drivers for failing to provide a specimen of breath. Police also charged one person with dangerous driving and evade police.
A total of 26 liquor infringement and 12 traffic infringement notices were issued over the two nights.
Operation Sentinel 6 is the sixth in a series of recurring operations designed to ensure the Gold Coast entertainment precincts are safe and secure places for people to live, work and visit.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.