Crime Wrap


Closure of protracted drug operation – Cassowary Coast

On August 31, detectives from Tully Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) closed a four-month operation aimed at disrupting the production and supply of methylamphetamine, cannabis and pharmaceutical drugs (morphine) in the Mission Beach and Tully area.

Officers from the Far Northern Region Major and Organised Crime Squad, Tactical Crime Squad, Dog Squad and Mission Beach and Tully Police Stations executed 22 search warrants during the four-month operation.

Thirty-three people were arrested on 80 charges which include;

  • Supplying dangerous drugs
  • Producing dangerous drugs
  • Possessing dangerous drugs
  • Possessing relevant substances (for methylamphetamine production)
  • Possessing things used in connection with production of dangerous drugs
  • Possessing restricted drugs
  • Possessing utensils.

Quantities of methylamphetamine, morphine, cannabis and precursor chemicals were seized during the operation.

Police disrupted at least one known planned methylamphetamine cook as a direct result of the operation.

Assault charges, Herberton

A 52-year-old Atherton woman was arrested after police were called to a disturbance at a Grace Street licenced premises last night (September 6).

It will be alleged the woman argued with other patrons at various times throughout the evening, as well as verbally abusing staff before pushing a 27-year-old man over.   

Police attended the venue and the woman was taken into custody. She was later charged with common assault and committing a public nuisance in a licenced premise and issued a 10-day banning notice from attending the venue.

The woman is scheduled to appear in the Atherton Magistrates Court on September 21.

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