Category Archives: Drug analysis and toxicology

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Heroin trafficking arrests, Gold Coast

Qld Police Media October 23, 2014

Officers from the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad last night closed a protracted investigation focused on trafficking of heroin on the Gold Coast.
Operation Mike Expand involved the investigation of a Currumbin Waters couple allegedly involved in the transportation and distribution of heroin on the Gold Coast.
It will be alleged the 60-year-old man would facilitate the transportation of heroin from Sydney to the Gold Coast while the 56-year-old female was responsible for the distribution of the drugs on the Gold Coast.

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Charges: Dangerous operation of a vehicle, Cooroy

Qld Police Media October 23, 2014

Police have charged a 44-year-old Pomona woman in relation to a fatal traffic crash that occurred in Cooroy on September 4.

Read more: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/10/23/charges-dangerous-operation-vehicle-cooroy/

 

Fake lawyer letters used to sneak drugs into Qld prisons

Brisbane Times Kristian Silva October 23, 2014

Drug smugglers allegedly used fake letters from lawyers to sneak drugs into two Queensland prisons, police claim.
Two separate syndicates, linked to the Mongols and Bandido bikie clubs, allegedly used the method to pass methamphetamines, cannabis and pain killers into the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and the Maryborough Correctional Centre for more than three months.

Drug report: Use of crystal methamphetamine or ‘ice’ rising rapidly among intravenous drug users

ABC News Jessica Kidd 20 October 2014

Heroin is still the drug of choice for injectors but the use of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, is rising rapidly, a snapshot of drug use across Australia has found.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-20/ice-use-in-australia-rising-rapidly-drug-report-says/5827042

MORETON ISLAND SEARCH WARRANTS – DRUGS & WEAPONS LOCATED

QPS News 18 October 2014

Yesterday and today Detectives from Task Force Maxima executed simultaneous search at Bulwer on Moreton Island. Searches of were also made of a number of fishing vessels with the assistance of Brisbane Water Police. This operation was targeted at the unlawful activities of participants of the Bandidos Criminal Motorcycle gang.

These searches resulted in the location of unlicensed weapons, a homemade handgun, a crossbow, cannabis, $3900 in cash and other drug paraphernalia.

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/10/18/moreton-island-search-warrants-drugs-weapons-located/

Prisons defend Baden-Clay drug testing

Brisbane Times Kristian Silva 17  October 2014

The Queensland Government has defended highly sensitive drug detection machines used to scan prison visitors after Gerard Baden-Clay’s father repeatedly tested positive for the main chemical in marijuana.

It is understood traces of the tetrahydrocannabinol were found during four prison visits Nigel Baden-Clay made to the Wolston Correctional Centre to see his son Gerard between August and October.

Mr Baden-Clay has strongly denied any links to illegal drugs and Fairfax Media is not suggesting any impropriety.

Operation Mike Publish, North Brisbane

Qld Police Media October 15, 2014

Detectives from North Brisbane Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have today closed a significant operation targeting anti-social behaviour and squatting in the Aspley area.
Operation Mike Publish commenced this morning in two, short-term and residential parks on Gympie Road, Aspley as police executed eight search warrants.
Preliminary figures indicate 19 people were charged with 47 offences including stealing, drug possession/supply, drug driving and various traffic offences.

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