Raids nab four and $500k in drug seizures

FOUR people have been charged with over 25 drug and firearm offences by the Sunshine Coast Drug and Serious Crime Task Force (DSCTF) after the conclusion of Operation Tango Gray.

The operation was launched to target the supply of methylamphetamine, cannabis, and firearms into the Sunshine Coast area.

The seven-month operation involved executing search warrants at three properties and two vehicles across South East Queensland, leading to the seizure of almost $500,000 worth of illicit substances, including 43 kilograms of cannabis and 290 grams of methylamphetamine.

Two firearms, a sawn-off shotgun and a concealable firearm, were also found and seized.

According to Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Mansfield, officers worked tirelessly throughout the protracted operation, which disrupted supply and distribution networks for these dangerous drugs that cause harm to families.

The estimated street value of the seized cannabis and meth is $380,000 and $100,000, respectively.

A 24-year-old woman and 20-year-old man from Heathwood and Mountain Creek have also been arrested on drug trafficking charges, while a 20-year-old Tewantin man has been charged with four counts of drug trafficking.

The arrested individuals have been remanded in custody.