Gold Coast police have smashed a million-dollar drug syndicate primarily based at Burleigh on the Gold Coast.
The six-month operation ended with raids this morning at a storage shed, the place police allege they discovered $1 million of ice, equal to 30,000 hits, hidden in hollowed out comedian books.
It’s alleged the books have been mailed from California.
The accused ringleader had allegedly made no less than six journeys to the US since October to organise the deal.
He was at this time arrested and charged.
“He was clearly the primary linchpin of the group,” Detective Inspector Brendan Smith stated.
“He would carry it in after which distribute it out by means of different folks.
“There’s no honour amongst thieves, they’ll quit their mom in the event that they assume it can save them.”
Operation Romeo Vigilant was launched by senior detectives after old style police work led to the raid.
“Each time we take a little bit of this drug off the streets we’ve got a win,” Det Insp Smith stated.
Ten persons are going through 40 prices over the worldwide drug operation.
Additional prices are potential with police wanting into potential hyperlinks with different legal organisations.