Coast broker faces more than 230 drug charges
Hours of secret surveillance footage taken over months caught a Gold Coast mortgage broker snorting and dealing cocaine from his Southport office, a court has been told.
The Southport Magistrates Court was yesterday played portions of the footage taken by Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigators in mid-2017.
Mortgage broker George Boulos faces more than 230 charges, including drug trafficking, supply and possession between July 2015 and early 2017.
The footage, at times grainy, allegedly shows Boulos meeting with people in his office, mostly Kevork Zanian, counting out cash and then taking small items.
At times Boulos would disappear into the kitchen and a coffee grinder could be heard in use, the footage allegedly showed.
Former CCC detective Christopher Walsh told the court investigators found a coffee grinder with "lots" of cocaine residue inside it.
The court was told Boulos was busted as a part of CCC's Operation Altana, which included covert surveillance, bugging of phones and offices.
It is alleged footage from a hidden camera in Boulos's office showed people sniffing a white powder from his desk on different occasions.
Boulos allegedly came to the CCC's attention after he was suspected of supplying drugs to Volkhov, the target of a separate CCC sting dubbed Operation Amulet. The matter was adjourned to July 15.