Operation Sierra BANCHA – with assistance of the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad and other agencies began in February from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) at Nerang.
Search warrants were executed from 7am Thursday at houses in Coomera, Helensvale, Robina, Carrara, Bundall and a premises at Burleigh allegedly linked to the Black Uhlans MC.
During the searches police allegedly located firearms, a “substantial amount” of cash, and drugs including cocaine, MDMA and steroids.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Procter said police have “arrested nine people at this stage on 53 charges of drug trafficking.”
“We believe today is a large success for us dismantling a network of drug traffickers on the Gold Coast,” he said.
“It’s very timely because we are a month out of Schoolies and we have no doubt this is where those drugs would have ended up.”
Police allege that one of arrested is a member of bikie club, however police don’t believe that network is bikie-related.
Source: Daily Telegraph