November 6, 2023
Murgon detectives have seized almost $1 million worth of drugs as part of a three-month operation in the South Burnett.
A police spokesperson said “Operation Victor Duty” had resulted in 41 people facing a total of 397 charges and $999,144 worth of ice and cannabis seized in various raids.
Detectives partnered with local police in Nanango, Kingaroy, Yarraman, Murgon and Cherbourg.
The spokesperson said police had been able to identify an alleged drug syndicate operating in the South Burnett.
A 26-year-old Kingaroy woman was arrested on November 1.
Police will allege she supplied ice to 32 people in exchange for $30,000 over five months.
She has been charged with 105 counts of supplying dangerous drugs as well as one count each of trafficking and possessing property used in connection with trafficking.
She was remanded in custody and is expected to re-appear at Kingaroy Magistrates Court on January 15.
Detective Inspector Paula Smithard said the operation had been a success for the South Burnett region.
“Operation Victor Duty demonstrated the collaboration of the community and police to deter, detect and disrupt the supply chain for methamphetamine in the South Burnett,” Det Insp Smithard said.
“Regional detectives worked with specialist police units and have put a significant dent in the drug trade in the South Burnett which has led to safer communities in the area.
“While this specific operation has ended, our work does not. We continue to encourage the community to come forward with any information of suspicious or illegal activity within the region.”
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