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Four people charged with drug and firearm offences on the Coast

March 17, 2023 10:07 am in by

Detectives from the Sunshine Coast Drug and Serious Crime Task Force (DSCTF) have charged four people with more than 25 drug and firearm offences following the closure of Operation Tango Gray.

Operation Tango Gray was established to target the illicit supply of methylamphetamine, firearms and cannabis into the Sunshine Coast area.

The seven-month operation included the execution of search warrants at three properties and two vehicles across South East Queensland, resulting in the alleged seizure of almost $500,000 in illicit substances, including 43 kilograms of cannabis and 290 grams of methylamphetamine. In addition, two firearms, a sawn-off shotgun and a concealable firearm were also allegedly located and seized.

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Detectives will estimate the respective street value of the cannabis and methylamphetamine to be $380,0000 and $100,000.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Mansfield said officers had worked tirelessly throughout the protracted operation which has resulted in enhanced community safety.

‘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,’ Detective Senior Sergeant Mansfield said.

The closure of the operation culminated in a search warrant being executed at a Pallara, South Brisbane residence on March 14.

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. 

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He has been remanded in custody and will next 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 next 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.

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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.

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