Thirteen people will face court accused of trafficking an assortment of illegal drugs into Queensland’s prisons, following a series of police raids.
The group has been charged with more than 40 offences which also include the alleged possession of firearms and other weapons.
Police say the Strike Force Tango Cloud raids at properties in Logan, Brisbane, Redland Bay, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast on Friday unearthed quantities of methylamphetamine, MDMA, GHB, cannabis and buprenorphine.
Six guns and a quantity of cash were also seized.
Those arrested include a 25-year old Marsden woman, charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs into a correctional facility. She will appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on July 8.
A 34-year old Waterford woman was charged with supplying dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of firearms and is expected in the same court on August 4.
A 24-year old Boronia Heights man is accused of possessing shortened firearms, other weapons and dangerous drugs and will face Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 2.
A 20-year-old Moffat Beach woman faces three counts of possessing dangerous drugs and is scheduled to appear before Maroochydore Magistrates Court tomorrow, June 19.
The charges reflect a high level of co-operation between police and Queensland Corrective Services to disrupt criminal networks supplying dangerous and prescription drugs, Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Adam Baillie says.
“Drugs and firearms have a devastating effect on our society and we will continue to utilise every available resource to target those involved in these offences,” he said in a statement.