Drug operation targets trafficking in Brisbane’s bayside

Police from Capalaba’s Tactical Crime Squad have charged seven men with drug trafficking following the closure of Operation Lima Angara which commenced in July of this year.

Police executed 21 search warrants on addresses throughout Brisbane’s bayside during the operation, with officers locating 30 kilograms of cannabis and $231,000 worth of cash at one Redland Bay address last week.

A Wynnum West man, aged 33 and two AlexandraHills men, aged 39 and 70, were arrested as a result of this raid and were charged with trafficking and other drug related offences.

To date 19 people have been charged on a total of 250 drug related offences including seven for trafficking and 191 counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

In total thirty-six kilograms of cannabis and $240,000 in cash and a 2002 Ford Transit van have been seized by police.

Detective Inspector Tony Brown, South Brisbane District said police had caused a major disruption to the supply and distribution of dangerous drugs on Brisbane’s bayside and reminded members of the public that they could provide information in relation to drug activity anonymously to Crime Stoppers.

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Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 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 24hrs a day.