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Monday, June 24, 2024

69-year-old woman one of 17 arrested in drug trafficking raids

Detectives from the Corrective Services Investigation Unit (CSIU) have charged 17 people – including a 69-year-old woman – after drug trafficking raids were conducted in Brisbane, Caboolture and the Gold Coast.

The arrests were made as part of Operation Sierra Yellow, following eight search warrants being executed on properties this week, with assistance from the State Flying Squad and Taskforce Maxima.

“During the searches police located quantities of dangerous drugs, including methamphetamine, cannabis, steroids and pharmaceutical drugs and a stolen vehicle. The drugs and stolen vehicle have total combined value of about $500,000,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

A 69-year-old Sandgate woman was arrested and charged with one count of trafficking dangerous drugs and four counts of supplying dangerous drugs within a correctional facility. She will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 29.

The remaining 16 people have been charged with a total of 40 drug and property related offences between them, including a male prisoner who has been charged for his role in trafficking and supplying drugs within correctional centres. All are expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court over the coming weeks.

Operation Sierra Yellow ran over a 12-month period focussing on the supply of dangerous drugs into Queensland Correctional Centres and amongst the general community.

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