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Crime activities and results – 1 June to 31 August 2018

On 19 October 2018 the CCC met with its oversight body, the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (PCCC), and presented a report of its activities for the period 1 June to 31 August 2018.

As that reporting period fell across two financial years, two sets of data are available:

  • Statistics for the 2017–18 financial year can be found in detail in our annual report.
  • A summary of performance outcomes against the CCC’s strategic areas of focus for the 2018–19 financial year (from 1 July to 31 August) are given below. For detailed results, read the report to the PCCC.

2018-19 areas of focus

In 2018–19 we will:

  • Target participants in criminal organisations that are active in illicit markets of highest threat to Queensland communities
  • Respond to the most serious organised crime threats and advance investigations into unresolved major crime

Outcomes

Hearings

During the reporting period, the CCC held:

  • major crime hearings in Cairns, as part of an investigation of a criminal network engaged in poly-drug trafficking and associated money laundering
  • crime hearings in Brisbane in support of an investigation of a criminal network engaged in the large-scale transportation of cannabis from Sydney to Brisbane and subsequent trafficking activities
  • crime hearings in Ipswich as part of a weapons-trafficking investigation
  • a series of intelligence hearings in Cairns in support of a specific intelligence operation targeting a criminal organisation alleged to be involved in the trafficking of methylamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy in far-north Queensland and interstate

Proceeds of crime recovery

During July and August 2018, the CCC initiated four significant asset confiscation proceedings, which involved:

  • property valued at $889,166 owned by an individual charged with cannabis and methylamphetamine offences;
  • property valued at $2.703M (including $2.284M in cash) owned by an individual charged with cannabis offences;
  • property valued at $1.431M owned by an individual charged with cocaine and methylamphetamine offences; and
  • property valued at $1.351M (including $1.248M in cash) owned by individuals charged with cannabis offences.

In August 2018, the CCC recovered property valued at $2.056M representing the unexplained wealth of an individual charged with methylamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, MDMA and cannabis offences.

Serious crime operations

During the reporting period, hearings were held to support investigations in relation to homicides, cold cases, child abuse, criminal paedophilia and major fraud. The cases included:

  • the fatal shooting of a man at Petrie in April 2018, for which multiple alleged offenders have already been charged by police
  • the disappearance and suspected murder of a 26-year-old Brisbane man in February 2015
  • the investigation of a shooting murder of a female at Airlie Beach in 1996
  • the investigation of the disappearance and suspected murder of a Cairns man in 1989
  • suspected child sex offending by a Sunshine Coast man and his associates
  • the alleged activities of a property development company based on the Gold Coast

 

Crime media releases

CCC recovers $1.97M in proceeds of crime action - 30 August 2018

Last updated: 23 October 2018

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