DRUG RAID: Burnett police charge 26 people
SOUTH Burnett police have charged 26 residents with more than 50 charges following the closure of Operation Romeo Monument targeting drug distribution in Kingaroy, Nanango, Yarraman and Blackbutt.
In a combined effort by Murgon and Kingaroy Criminal Investigation Branch, State Flying Squad and uniformed officers from Yarraman, Blackbutt and Nanango executed 25 search warrants between October 21 and October 23.
A total of 26 people have been charged with 54 drug, property and weapon-related offences, including drug production, drug possession, possession of drug implements, burglary, enter premises and commit, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, property suspected stolen, unlawful possession of Category A firearm and unlawful possession of explosives.
Detective Inspector Mat Kelly said these operations were aimed at reducing the harm posed by dangerous drugs in rural areas.
"These operations are a great win for police and the entire community," he said.
"With valuable information from across the community, we will continue investigations across the southwest sistrict and throughout the southern policing region.
"By disrupting criminal behaviour in this way, we aim to deter future offending."
It will be alleged that during searches, officers located illegal firearms, methylamphetamine, small quantities of cannabis, drug implements, cash, stolen vehicles and motorbikes.