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Mexican cartels target Australia ice trade

News.com.au | May 27, 2015

THE United Nations warns that Mexican drug cartels are targeting criminals in Australia to import ice into the country.

A report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says cartels involved in methamphetamine trafficking have actively sought partners in Australia.

The report says ice usage in Australia has risen to 50 per cent of drug users aged 14 years or older from just 22 per cent in 2010.  Continue reading…

Woman blows .259 after tree smash

Gold Coast Bulletin Mackenzie Ravn 26 May 2015

A DRIVER more than five times over the legal blood-alcohol limit was injured when she crashed her car at Robina last night.

The 43-year-old was travelling along Robina Parkway when she lost control of her vehicle.  “She crashed her white Hyundai hatch vehicle into a tree on Robina Parkway about 10.50pm,” a police spokeswoman said.

The Elanora woman allegedly recorded a reading of .259 at the scene and was treated for minor injuries.  She has been issued with a notice to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 10.

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Drug courier pleads guilty over huge haul

Brisbane Times AAP 25 May 2015

A key player in a sophisticated multimillion-dollar Queensland cannabis syndicate is facing jail after pleading guilty to a string of drug offences.  Joshua Robin Rohl, 31, pleaded guilty to 11 charges in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday.  They included drug trafficking and supply, possessing property obtained by trafficking, and possessing a weapon.

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East Greenmount drug cook allowed to go home

The Chronicle (Toowoomba)  Peter Hardwick 23 May 2015

ALMOST three months behind bars was deemed time enough in custody for an East Greenmount man found making his own “speed”.

Forensic checks of the equipment found traces of the drug and less than one gram of marijuana was also located by police, the court heard.

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Holiday units, rental homes and even car boots are being used as “pop-up” drug labs but what happens after they are shutdown?

Gold Coast Bulletin Jessica Elder 25 May 2015

THE Illicit Lab Investigation Team, a group of officers with chemistry training, is the first on scene when a drug lab has been uncovered.

MOST landlords won’t have their properties properly cleaned after a drug lab is shut down because they can’t afford the $40,000 bill, an expert has warned. Biohazard Trauma and Crime Scene Cleaning co-director Josh Marsden said it could take months to ensure no remnants of chemicals were left.

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Armed robbery charges, Banyo

QPS News 25 May 2015

Police have charged two men with armed robbery after an incident last night in Banyo.  They have both been charged with five counts of armed robbery and one count each of burglary, common assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, dangerous conduct with a weapon, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possess explosives (ammunition), possess dangerous drug and possess utensils.

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Drug charges, Tingalpa

QPS News 23 March 2015

Three men have been charged following the discovery of an alleged illicit drug laboratory at a Tingalpa address yesterday.

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