Drug raids on properties at Augustine Heights and Forest Lake

POLICE raided properties at Augustine Heights and Forest Lake as part of a large drug trafficking operation that has seized a large amount of cash and drugs.

Operation North Crewel focused on Brisbane's southside - in addition to the Ipswich suburb of Augustine Heights - with detectives from the State Drug Squad executing seven search warrants over two days this week.

As a result of these raids, police seized $1.79 million in cash, 78kg of cannabis, 446 grams of methylamphetamine, 220 grams of MDMA, 90 grams of heroin, 232 grams of cocaine and equipment suspected of being used to package the drugs.

Six people, including one from Forest Lake, one from Doolandella and one from Augustine Heights, were charged with a range of offences.

At the Augustine Heights address police seized cannabis and utensils.

A 23-year-old woman was issued a notice to appear for one count each of possess drug, possess utensil and possess thing. She will appear in court on November 25.

At the Forest Lake address, police located MDMA, cannabis and $36,350 in cash. A 22-year-old man was charged with three counts of possess dangerous drugs. He will appear in court on November 20.

Police found cannabis, steroids and equipment at Doolandella, charging a 26-year-old man with two counts of possess drug, one count of possess things, possess restricted drugs and possess utensil. He will appear in court on November 24.

Drug and Serious Crime Group Detective Inspector Mark Slater said police would allege that the people charged were involved in a sophisticated distribution network.

"This criminal activity is being perpetrated from all appearances by everyday members of the community," Insp Slater said.

"The information leading to this result was originally supplied to us by the community through Crime Stoppers. Knowing the community is just as committed to this cause as we are is extremely important in combating drug related crime."

Topics:  augustine heights drug raids drug trafficking forest lake

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