Police arrest 3 men across SEQ with serious drug charges

THIS week detectives from Taskforce Maxima arrested and charged three men with serious drug offences who have alleged links to Bandidos Criminal Motorcycle Gang, Centro chapter.

A 34 year old Coorparoo man was charged on Monday 9 February 2015 with trafficking dangerous drugs between 29 September 2009 and 4 December 2009 and three counts of supplying the dangerous drug MDMA.

A 35 year old Sunnybank Hills man was charged on Tuesday 10 February 2015 with trafficking dangerous drugs during the same period and six counts of supplying the dangerous drugs MDMA and cocaine. 

This man was also charged with trafficking the dangerous drug cannabis between 10 January 2013 and 16 April 2013 and he was also charged with possess dangerous and two counts of possess things.

A 39 year old Kuraby man was charged yesterday with trafficking the dangerous drug cannabis between 10 January 2013 and 16 April 2013, possess dangerous drug in excess of schedule 3, possess property obtained from trafficking in dangerous drugs namely $18,850 Australia currency and possession of things used namely two motor vehicles and a mobile phone. 

It will be alleged this man facilitated the trafficking of large quantities of cannabis between Melbourne and Brisbane.

It will be alleged during operation NIRVANA 1,354 MDMA pills and 56 grams (two ounces) of cocaine were seized and during this phase of operation JULIET WAVE 10 pounds of cannabis was seized.

Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) Executive Director Crime, Kathleen Florian, said these arrests demonstrate the close working relationship between law enforcement agencies in Queensland.

"Operation Juliet Wave was one of the biggest drug trafficking operations undertaken by the CCC. These further arrests are a result of the ongoing commitment of the CCC and the QPS to reduce the impact of organised crime in Queensland."

Taskforce Commander Michael Niland of Taskforce Maxima stated, "It is the strong partnership and united commitment of QPS and CCC that has led to these successful outcomes.  Protracted operations such as these are conducted over lengthy periods of time and it is the dedication of the officers from QPS and CCC which are instrumental in bringing these matters to successful conclusions."

Those charged have appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court and have been release on bail to reappear on future dates.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Topics:  drugs taskforce maxima

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