Raids net police 8kg of cannabis from around Toowoomba

ELABORATE and expensive drug production systems have been busted by police acting on intelligence received through ongoing drug investigations.

Six people are awaiting court dates after Operation Bravo Resolve officers seized more than 8kg of cannabis from around Toowoomba in four raids in a week.

The significant busts have disrupted local cannabis supply networks, a result which has pleased police acting on strong tips and intelligence.

Toowoomba police Sergeant Dan Curtin said general duties officers executed four search warrants around Toowoomba resulting in the significant find.

Sergeant Dan Curtin with a drug haul at Toowoomba Police Station.
Sergeant Dan Curtin with a drug haul at Toowoomba Police Station. Nev Madsen

"As part of Operation Bravo Resolve, we executed search warrants targeting the unlawful production of cannabis in the Toowoomba region," Sgt Curtin said. "It is a significant seizure in any location but it is particularly pleasing to see such a large quantity of cannabis (that police have) taken that amount of dangerous drugs away from the community and the harm that it can cause.

"It is very pleasing for police and it goes towards making the community safer."

Raids were conducted in Torrington, Meringandan West, Wilsonton and Newtown over a number of days.

Police will allege elaborate hydroponic set-ups in specially designed sheds had been established to create stronger THC-level plants that were destined for the Toowoomba area.

"There are various strains of cannabis here (and) they have higher THC than cannabis ordinarily grown in Queensland," Sgt Curtin said.

"High THC levels are attractive to cannabis users.

"I believe these drugs were locally produced for a local market."

Operation Bravo Resolve is continuing around Toowoomba and the wider Darling Downs region.

"It is a priority of not only Toowoomba police but the wider Darling Downs region and these matters often require assistance from the public," Sgt Curtin said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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