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Robina raid linked to bikie gang

MORE than 1000 ecstasy tablets, cash, capsicum spray and drug utensils were found when special police forces raided a Robina home at the weekend.

Three men who are believed to have outlaw motorcycle gang connections have been charged over the raid that was carried out last Saturday by officers from the Brisbane-based State Crime Operations Command Taskforce Hydra.

Two men, aged 24 and 61, were charged with one count each of producing a dangerous drug; possessing a dangerous drug, drug utensils and proceeds of crime.

Police also found a canister of capsicum spray during the raid and the pair was charged for possession of a category M weapon. A 33-year-old man was also charged for possession of a dangerous drug.

Cracking down on organised crime and outlaw motorcycle gangs is the aim of the campaign by Queensland Police this week to encourage the public to dob in drug-related and underworld activities.

The public was invited to give anonymous information if needed to Crimestoppers as part of the campaign that ran for 24 hours until midnight on Tuesday.

“We have made some significant arrests from information supplied by the public,” said Detective Superintendent Mike Condon of the State Crime Operations Command.

“Pieces of information may seem insignificant at the time, but when combined with a proactive and thorough police investigation, can lead to a successful outcome.

“The type of information we are hoping to receive includes those who may be responsible for producing and trafficking dangerous and illicit drugs, anyone extorting or using stand-over tactics, those in possession of restricted or large amounts of weapons, or the identity of anyone responsible for a serious crime or assault.”

To give information call Crime- stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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