Personal tools

Skip links and keyboard navigation

You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Operation Juliet Wave Update — 05.12.2014
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Operation Juliet Wave Update — 05.12.2014
You are here: Home News and media CCC media releases Operation Juliet Wave Update — 05.12.2014

Operation Juliet Wave Update — 05.12.2014

This is a joint CCC-QPS Media Release

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has closed the final phase of the joint CCC-Queensland Police Service (QPS) drug trafficking investigation, known as Operation Juliet Wave.

Operation Juliet Wave, led by the CCC’s organised crime team in partnership with Taskforce Maxima, focused on former members of the Centro Chapter of the Bandidos criminal motorcycle gang (CMG) and their criminal associates.

Since 17 October 2014, the CCC has charged three people with 120 drug-related offences. Some of these new charges were preferred against individuals previously charged as a result of Operation Juliet Wave.

At the completion of Operation Juliet Wave, a total of 62 people have been charged with 430 offences. This includes 13 persons being charged with the serious offence of drug-trafficking.

Proceeds of Crime

The CCC has commenced proceeds of crime action in the Supreme Court against two targets of Operation Juliet Wave. As at 4 December 2014, the CCC has successfully restrained assets and bank accounts to the value of $831,433.

The CCC expects to restrain more assets in the future.

Drug Seizures

Drugs with an estimated value of $2.9 million were seized throughout the two-year operation. This included crystal and liquid methylamphetamine (ice) with an estimated value of over $2 million.

Drugs seized included:

  • Methylamphetamine (ice) – crystal, liquid, powder
  • Anabolic steroids – liquid and tablets
  • Amphetamines - powder
  • Cannabis – leaf, plant, seeds
  • Cocaine - powder
  • Heroin - powder
  • lysergide (LSD) - tablets
  • ecstasy – powder and tablets

Property Seized

Property seized during the two-year operation included:

  • computers and storage devices
  • mobile phones
  • vehicles
  • jet skis
  • cash
  • drug utensils
  • an air rifle
  • a butterfly knife
  • knuckledusters and nunchakus
  • other illegal weapons.

Cash Seized

Over $313,000 cash was seized.

The criminal proceedings against the 62 people charged as a result of Operation Juliet Wave have commenced and therefore the CCC is unable to comment further.

-- ENDS--

Note to Editors: At 12.55pm on 8 December 2014, the CCC removed reference in this media release to the seizure of 16 litres of a precursor to GHB. If media are using this media release after 12.55pm on 8 December 2014, no reference to the 16 litres of a precursor to GHB should be used.

Last updated: 16 February 2015
For all media enquiries, please contact:

[email protected] or
07 3360 6000

Rate this page

How useful was the information on this page?