• Mon. Aug 28th, 2023

Operation DEBUG: Drug Charges

Aug 28, 2023
Operation DEBUG: Drug Charges
David Brown
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In conjunction with a year-long narcotics operation covering the South Burnett area, Murgon CIB detectives have successfully captured a 29-year-old male from Gympie and a 21-year-old man from Proston.

This concentrated effort, known as “Operation DEBUG,” was started in December of the previous year with the intention of halting the local drug trade in harmful substances.

Between February 2022 and June 2023, the 29-year-old Gympie man allegedly provided little amounts of methamphetamine to 123 people, earning over $76,000 in profits. There are currently 136 counts against him, including trafficking hazardous narcotics, providing harmful substances, and receiving money from dangerous drug trafficking. On Monday, August 7, he is expected to appear in court at Gympie Magistrates Court.

Similar to this, police will also file charges against a 21-year-old Proston man who is accused of providing little quantities of meth to 15 people between August 2022 and May 2023, totaling more than $16,000 in transactions. He is accused of 43 counts, including dangerous drug trafficking, providing dangerous drugs, receiving the earnings of dangerous drug trafficking, and possessing goods used in criminal activity. On Thursday, August 3, he is scheduled to appear before Kingaroy Magistrates Court.

Operation DEBUG: Uniting Against Deadly Drugs

This operation, according to Detective Sergeant Martin Hunter, highlights the Queensland Police Service’s unrelenting dedication to eliminating deadly substances from rural and regional communities. To ensure community safety, it is imperative to stop such illegal activity due to the harm that illicit narcotics inflict.

All reports can be submitted anonymously, and anybody with pertinent information is encouraged to do so. 62 people have been charged with 720 crimes as a consequence of Operation DEBUG, and $96,757 worth of drugs have also been seized. Five of these people are accused of drug trafficking.

We can tackle drug offenses effectively if we band together. By submitting crucial details at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or by calling 131 444, you can assist the police. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-333-reports (8477), or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au for anonymous reports.