Goondiwindi drug raids: 27 search warrants executed

Media Release

Detectives from the Goondiwindi Criminal Investigation Branch have charged a number of people after executing 27 search warrants during Operation Oscar Jabiru.

The operation was set up in March to investigate a drug network in the Goondiwindi area.

It will be alleged that the network was involved in the supply of the dangerous drugs methylamphetaine, MDMA and cocaine.

Police arrested a 26-year-old Goondiwindi man after officers intercepted his vehicle in Baker Street, Goondiwindi on March 31.

It will be alleged that when police attempted to detain the man, he became aggressive and a physical altercation ensued between the man and police.Notes

Police will also allege that a number of drugs and drugs related items were located inside the vehicle.

He was charged with two counts of possess things and one count each of possessing drugs (amphetamine), supply dangerous drugs, possess drugs (steroids), possess property believed to be proceeds of crime, serious assault police and obstruct police.

He is due to reappear in the Warwick Magistrates Court on June 7.

On Wednesday, police executed 27 search warrants at various addresses in the area resulting in a further 11 people being charged with a total of 31 drug related offences.

This included the arrest of a 26-year-old woman who was charged with one count each of trafficking in dangerous drugs, possess drugs (amphetamine), possess drugs (cocaine), possess things used in drug offence, possess property suspected of being proceeds of crime, possess utensil and three counts of possess things used in drug offence.

Darling Downs District Detective Inspector David Isherwood said so far police had located a total of 50 grams of methylamphetaine, 4 grams of cocaine, $780 in Australian currency, one firearm and seized 3 cars allegedly used to transport drugs to and within Goondiwindi.

“We are sending a strong message to the community that this will not be tolerated in our community. We will continue to conduct operations of this nature in an effort to reduce drug related crime,” he said.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or 24hrs a day.