Man faces 60 charges after week of police raids

A 22-YEAR-OLD Bundaberg South man has been charged with 60 counts of fraud after police carried out raids across the Bundaberg region.

The charges were the result of a week-long operation which resulted in 28 people being charged with a total of 127 offences.

Operation Oscar Peachtree, which ran from July 11 until Monday, involved detectives from the Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch, the State Flying Squad as well as officers from the Wide Bay Burnett Tactical Crime Squad.

Police seized quantities of methylampehatimes, cannabis, drug utensils, weapons and ammunition after raids at Bundaberg North, South and West as well as Moore Park Beach and Avenell Heights.

The Bundaberg South man was charged with 60 counts of fraud - dishonestly obtaining property, and is due to front court on September 9.

All those charged will appear before the Bundaberg Magistrates Court in the coming weeks.

CIB officer-in-charge Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Bishop labelled the operation a success.

"Police will continue to actively target criminal activity in the Bundaberg region, in particular the use of dangerous drugs which is extremely damaging to the entire community," he said.

"I urge community members to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously to report any criminal or drug related behaviour."

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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