Police drug busts make for safer communities
WARWICK police and their counterparts from across the region have done an amazing job in the lead-up to Christmas.
Through hard-work and determination they have put a major dent in the region's drug supply network.
The shakedown started near Goondiwindi a couple of weeks ago when police made two major busts.
Two vehicles, pulled over on the same stretch of Newell Hwy just a week apart, were found to contain a combined 80kg of marijuana.
The police busts took $1.5 million in drugs off our streets.
Across the Warwick region, a six-month police operation has resulted in up to $40,000 worth of drugs being seized.
Seventeen people have been charged with 57 offences, mainly drug trafficking and possession.
The drug network was allegedly linked to the outlaw motorcycle gang the Bandidos.
Our police force should be commended for the breakthroughs made in recent weeks.
Drugs hurt more than just those directly involved in their use and trafficking.
Drug addiction fuels crime, ruins families and takes a considerable toll on health services.
By taking these drugs off our streets and punishing those dealing, producing and using them, police are making our communities safer.