Queensland Police have seized almost $500,000 in illicit substances and a number of weapons in a raid across the southeast region.
Sunshine Coast Drug and Serious Crime Task Force detectives have charged four people with more than 25 drug and firearm offences following the closure of Operation Tango Gray.
The seven-month operation included the seizure of substances including 43kg of cannabis and 290g of methylamphetamine.
Police allege two firearms, a sawn-off shotgun and a concealable firearm were also seized across three properties in the Sunshine Coast area.
Detectives estimate the respective street value of the cannabis and methylamphetamine to be $380,0000 and $100,000.
Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Mansfield said the community was now safer after the large amount of drugs and weapons were seized.
“Police have disrupted supply and distribution networks for these dangerous drugs which cause untold harm to so many families and have put those we allege are responsible before the courts,” he said.
A 26-year-old Pallara man has been charged with four counts of possessing dangerous drugs, two counts each of trafficking dangerous drugs, possessing anything used in the commission of a crime and one count each of fail to provide access to data (electronics), possess utensils that had been used and producing dangerous drugs.
He has been remanded in custody and will face Richlands Magistrates Court on May 10.
A 24-year-old Heathwood woman has been charged with three counts of possessing dangerous drugs, two counts of trafficking dangerous drugs and one count each of possess utensils or pipes, possessing anything for use in the commission of crime, possessing anything used in the commission of crime and producing dangerous drugs.
She has been remanded in custody and will face Richlands Magistrates Court on May 15.
A 20-year-old Mountain Creek man has been charged with three counts of trafficking dangerous drugs, discharge weapon in a public place and unlawful supply of weapons.
He is next due to face Maroochydore Magistrates Court on April 21.
A 20-year-old Tewantin man has been charged with four counts of drug trafficking.
He is next due to face Noosa Magistrates Court on April 11.