48 People On 175 Drugs Charges In Brisbane Nightclub Sting

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Queensland Police have charged a total of 48 people on 175 charges after a protracted operation targeting the distribution of synthetic-based party drugs and cocaine in Brisbane nightclubs.

Operation Mike Compass began in June 2014 by members of the State Crime Command’s Drug and Serious Crime Group and closed yesterday after a series of raids conducted across Brisbane.

Detectives seized over $100,000 in drugs including MDMA, cocaine, cannabis and methyl amphetamine (ICE). A total of 10 people have been charged with the trafficking of dangerous drugs, and a further 21 people have been charged with 106 counts of supply.

The most popular comment on the QPS Facebook page was the suggestion all nightclubs should be closed down. Other commenters hoped the court system would properly deal with the offenders.

Detective Senior Sergeant Parsons said, “It is our intention to send a message to those who seek to infiltrate venues and sell drugs, that we are out there intercepting you at every point, from importing the chemicals and producing the drugs, right through to the sale.

“The drug culture adversely affects people’s lives, and the community inherits so many problems through the trade. People that choose to make the decision to sell drugs need to know that police are working tirelessly to put a stop to their illegal business,” Senior Sergeant Parsons said.

Charges of trafficking and supply of ecstasy pills have been laid against a 35-year-old Spring Hill man, a 20-year-old Algester man, a 19-year-old Tingalpa man, a 19-year-old Hawthorn man, and a 20-year-old Sunnybank man.

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