Drugs seized by police during a six-month operation.
Drugs seized by police during a six-month operation.

Police operation exposes $40,000 drug supply network

WARWICK Police have seized up to $40,000 worth of drugs during a six-month operation which saw 17 people charged with 57 offences.

Seizures from Operation Lima Ramjet, which closed on Monday, included marijuana, amphetamines and ecstasy tablets.

A quantity of cash was also seized as suspected proceeds of crime.

Officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Jamie Deacon said charges resulting from the operation ranged from supply and possession of dangerous drugs through to trafficking.

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"Other offences were also identified, such as possession of tainted property and some weapon offences," Senior Sergeant Deacon said.

He said that the operation targeted Warwick's drug network and involved a lot of hard work.

"The operation involved a number of strategies targeting supply and has made an impact," he said.

"The results are very pleasing in terms of the hard work put in by officers."

Detective Ray Harmer said about 29 officers were involved in the operation.

"A lot of information came from Crime Stoppers and the public," Detective Harmer said.

"Investigations can't proceed unless there is a strong basis for it, and it might just be that piece of information that police are waiting for."

"Every day people do not tolerate drugs and while people might think some information is inconsequential, it may just be the information police need," Snr Sgt Deacon said.

Police urge anyone with information on a crime to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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