Officers as part of Operation Resolute, created in response to offending behaviour of Criminal Motorcycle Gangs (CMGs), have arrested 384 people on 817 charges since October 6.
Charges relate to the trafficking, production, supply and possession of drugs; possession of illegal weapons; possession of stolen motor vehicles; affray; and rioting.
This includes 10 charges under the amendments to the Criminal Code and Liquor Act, relating to association of CMG members, attending prescribed places and attending licensed premises in possession of prohibited items.
Six people have been changed with circumstances of aggravation under the provisions of the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment legislation.
These investigations have resulted in the execution of 133 search warrants on addresses of interest throughout Queensland and have seen officers locate a hydroponic cannabis house and two illegal drug manufacturing laboratories.
To date, officers as part of Operation Resolute have located and seized six firearms, a taser, OC Spray, 400 rounds of ammunition, and $200,000 worth of drugs including cannabis, amphetamines, MDMA, cocaine, and cannabis plants.
Two stolen vehicles, diamonds and $22,000 were also seized.
Deputy Commissioner Brett Pointing said violence and criminal activity will not be tolerated from members of CMGs.
“The key to the success of the Operation is our ability to operate seamlessly across police districts and regions as part of a cohesive strategy to target CMG gangs anywhere, anytime,” Deputy Commissioner Pointing said.
“Officers across the State have worked tirelessly to disrupt, dismantle and eliminate CMGs in Queensland.
“We will not tolerate the escalating violence, intimidation and criminal activities in Queensland, and will continue to use a high-visibility, low-tolerance policing strategy with methodical tactics to rid the community of CMGs,” he said.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.
Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.
For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.