Police seize $1.3m in drugs and stolen property in Gold Coast operation

Detectives have seized more than $1.3 million in illicit drugs and suspected stolen property following the closure of a six-month operation targeting a drug trafficking network on the Gold Coast.

Police from Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have charged 55 people with a total of 133 drug and property offences as a result of Operation Moonshot which commenced in December, 2016.

Five people were charged with trafficking dangerous drugs while four were charged with supplying dangerous drugs offences.

In the past week, officers executed 15 search warrants on addresses on the northern end of the Gold Coast including Worongary and Alberton.

Police seized more than $500,000 in dangerous drugs including one kilogram of MDMA, 400 grams of amphetamine, 1300ml of GHB and a quantity of steroids and cannabis as well as two commercial pill presses.

Detectives also uncovered a pump action shotgun and a Taser during the raids.

At least $800,000 of suspected stolen property was seized from the various properties including six vehicles, five boats, six jet skis, 13 trailers, five off-road motorcycles, a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a significant amount of power tools.


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