Operation Sierra NIB stifles drug trafficking syndicate in Mackay and Whitsundays

Central Queensland detectives have dismantled a drug trafficking syndicate operating within Mackay and the Whitsundays extending down to South East Queensland.

Between November 25 and 27 six search warrants were executed across the region as part of Operation Sierra NIB, successfully interrupting supply of cocaine, methylamphetamine and cannabis.

Weapons, steroids, cash, luxury vehicles and hydroponic equipment were also located during the raids.

Fifteen grams of methylamphetamine was found at a North Mackay address along with an electric conductive device and ammunition.

More than 11 grams of methylamphetamine and 6.9 grams of cocaine was located at a Cannonvale address along with hydroponic equipment and seven cannabis plants.

Fourteen firearms, ammunition and hydroponic equipment were located at a Palmyra address.

Six people have been charged with various drug related offences including trafficking in dangerous drugs and possessing dangerous drugs.

A further two were charged with minor drug offences.

They are scheduled to appear in the Mackay and Proserpine Magistrates courts between today (November 30) and February next year.

Anyone with vision or further information about drug supply in the area is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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