Police find 1m drug crop in central Australia
Federal police have recovered a massive amount of cocaine in south-east Queensland after a two-year search.
The state’s Narcotics Squad said they found 1,500 kilograms (3,200 pounds) worth of the illegal drug at a house in the town of Conegasula.
Police were alerted to the house after neighbours complained about an unusually large amount of cannabis.
«It appears the property owner di바카라사이트d not notify police at the time,» State Emergency Services spokesman Superintendent Andrew Cook said.
«We would appreciate any witnesses would be asked to come forward.
«It’s obviously shocking, not only for the residents of Conegasula who might be impacted, but the surrounding communities, as well.»
The seized narcotics included:
A large quantity of hashish
Large quantities of crack cocaine
Large quantities of cannabis
The seized drugs were seized at an address in Conegasula, which is about 12 kilometres south-east of Cairns.
Police said they were looking for those who may have sold the drugs.
The amount recovered was not바카라사이트 immediately known, but Mr Cook said it was a large quantity.
«In the end, we did a major sweep across parts of Queensland, involving four regional officers and 12 police constables,» he said.
«We seized 3,800 kilograms (5,400 pounds) of hashish and 4,300 kilograms (7,000 pounds) of crack cocaine in total.»
Narcotics squad commander Detective Inspector Mark Young said the search showed that police in the area still had a long way to go to deal with a significant amount of drugs.
«It’s a big haul,» he said.
«In many ways, it’s still the biggest methamphetamine bust of its type to date in this state.
«These items are the second biggest drugs recovered in the Australian state of Queensland. It’s a huge task.»
Mr Young said the drugs were used to produce a high, with the highest level being 20,000 mg (1,200 mg).
He said the seiz바카라ed items may have been imported from Asia and sold in other areas of South Eastern Queensland.
The State Crime Commission is currently investigating the theft.
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