Police seize massive amount of ice in drug operation

POLICE officers have closed a major drug operation in and around the Kingaroy, Murgon and Cherbourg areas.

The year-long operation undertaken by the Dalby-Burnett Patrol Group focussed on the distribution of the dangerous drug ice.

It included a series of rolling search warrants and vehicle interceptions aimed at disrupting the supply of ice to the area.

This culminated in 15 search warrants being executed at premises across the Burnett area in the last two days.

Seven people have been arrested and charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs and more than 450 counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

Detective Inspector Paul Hart said police believe the apprehension of the main targets of this operation over the last two days has successfully dismanteled a major drug supply network.

"This has been a lengthy and complex operation utilising resources from the South West and Moreton District as well as specialist commands and we have left no stone unturned in our efforts to disrupt and dismantle this network," he said.

To date, the operation has netted a total of 111 offenders who have been charged with 695 offences.

"The closure of this operation will provide the communities of Kingaroy, Murgon and Cherbourg the opportunity to really stand against drugs and make their towns safer and healthier places," Det Insp Hart said.

Police estimate around $170,000 worth of dangerous drugs including ice and methylamphetamine were seized during the 12-month operation.

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