More than 490 plants and 8kg of dope seized in raids
POLICE charged more than 30 people with a range of drug offences in raids north of Toowoomba, in late November.
The Toowoomba Major and Organised Crime Squad joined with its counterparts from Kingaroy, Charleville, Forest Hill along with Firearms and Cannabis Team and officers from Sunshine Coast and Maryborough Tactical Crime Squads, to execute 38 search warrants in the hinterland stretching from the Brisbane Valley through to Tiaro.
They seized 19 hydroponic cannabis systems and numerous bush cannabis plots, along with 22 unlicensed or restricted weapons and a quantity of methamphetamine.
Police seized 493 plants, 7.6kg of dried cannabis and 1.7L of cannabis oil.
Detective Sergeant Mark Ferling from the Kingaroy Major and Organised Crime Squads (Rural) said this operation relied on information from the public.
"This operation targeted the production of cannabis on rural holdings in the hinterland areas of south-east Queensland," Detective Sergeant Ferling said.
"Detectives utilised information supplied from the public as part of these search warrants.
"I urge the community in rural areas to continue to contact police and provide information in relation to the production of dangerous drugs."