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Drug networks allegedly involving bikies smashed by police

BY: Tom Chamberlin

Australia - POLICE say they have smashed an organised drug crime network involving outlaw motorcycle gangs the Rebels, Black Uhlans and Outlaws on the Sunshine Coast.

Money and drugs including amphetamines, meth amphetamines, ecstasy, marijuana were seized by police during Operation Kilo Deacon, run over eight months.

Police will allege the Rebels ran an organised drug crime network which was linked to the other outlaw motorcycle clubs.

Officers executed 23 search warrants in properties in southeast Queensland, central and north Queensland.

Fifteen people were charged with 41 drug-related offences including five people charged with drug trafficking, production of dangerous drugs and other drug and firearm-related matters.

The operation began in October last year and involved officers in the Sunshine Coast Drug Enforcement Team and State Crime Command.

Sunshine Coast Crime Services detective Inspector Dave Drinnen said the arrests would have a significant impact on the supply of dangerous drugs on the Sunshine Coast.

"This operation has been an outstanding success and will have a significant impact on drug supply within the district and other major centres across the state," Detective Inspector Drinnen said.

"This operation reinforces the involvement and role OMCG groups play in organised crime and how, through their extensive partnerships with other OMCG groups, they are able to engage in these illegal activities.

"Specifically, Kilo Deacon saw the Rebels, Black Uhlans and Outlaws working together in an organised network," he said.

"The Queensland Police Service are committed to reducing the negative impacts of dangerous drugs on our community and we will continue to dismantle these networks."


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