Operation Amulet update — 12.10.2015
The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has charged an 18-year-old man with drug and weapons offences as part of an ongoing investigation into a drug trafficking syndicate.
The investigation, codenamed Operation Amulet, targeted a criminal syndicate allegedly trafficking crystal methylamphetamine (ice), MDMA (ecstasy) and other drugs throughout the Gold Coast region and South East Queensland.
The covert phase of the investigation closed in August 2015 (see previous media release).
Today (12 October 2015) investigators from the CCC charged the 18-year-old man from Zilzie in Central Queensland with the following offences:
- 1 x trafficking in dangerous drugs (methylamphetamine and MDMA), contrary to section 5 of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986
- 3 x supply dangerous drugs (MDMA), contrary to section 6 of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986
- 1 x possess property used in connection with commission of crime, contrary to section 10(1)(a) of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986
- 2 x possess proceeds of crime, contrary to section 10A (1)(d) of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986
- 1 x supply weapon, contrary to section 50B of the Weapons Act 1990
- 1 x possess dangerous drugs (MDMA), contrary to section 9 of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986
He is scheduled to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on 16 November 2015.
The CCC will allege the man was part of a Central-Queensland-based drug syndicate which sourced methylamphetamine and MDMA from a person who had links to the Gold-Coast-based syndicate. The CCC will also allege he supplied firearms (including a shotgun and rifle) and ammunition to another person.
In addition, officers from the Queensland Police Service's Taskforce Maxima have today charged a 17-year-old Zilzie man and an 18-year-old Coowonga man with one count each of possessing a dangerous drug (ice), contrary to section 9 of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986.
They are scheduled to appear in the Yeppoon Children’s Court on 19 November 2015 and in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on 5 November 2015, respectively.
The investigation is ongoing. As these matters are before the courts, the CCC is unable to comment further.