DETECTIVES have cracked a major drug trafficking syndicate operating within Mackay and the Whitsundays extending down to southeast Queensland.

Police raids uncovered drugs, weapons, steroids, cash, luxury cars and hydroponic equipment as a result.

Police said six search warrants were executed across the region between November 25 and 27 as part of Operation Sierra NIB.

Operation Sierra: Drugs, guns, luxury cars and steroids seized in raids across the region. Picture: Queensland Police
Operation Sierra: Drugs, guns, luxury cars and steroids seized in raids across the region. Picture: Queensland Police

They credit this operation with successfully interrupting supply of cocaine, methylamphetamine and cannabis.

Fifteen grams of methylamphetamine was found at a North Mackay address along with an electric conductive device and ammunition.

Operation Sierra: Drugs, guns, luxury cars and steroids seized in raids across the region. Picture: Queensland Police
Operation Sierra: Drugs, guns, luxury cars and steroids seized in raids across the region. Picture: Queensland Police

More than 11 grams of methylamphetamine and 6.9 grams of cocaine was found at a Cannonvale address, along with hydroponic equipment and seven cannabis plants.

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Fourteen firearms, ammunition and hydroponic equipment were found at a Palmyra address.

Six people have been charged with various drug related offences including trafficking in dangerous drugs and possessing dangerous drugs.

A further two were charged with minor drug offences.

They are expected to appear in the Mackay and Proserpine Magistrates courts between November 30 and February next year.

Operation Sierra: Drugs, guns, luxury cars and steroids seized in raids across the region. Picture: Queensland Police
Operation Sierra: Drugs, guns, luxury cars and steroids seized in raids across the region. Picture: Queensland Police

Anyone with vision or further information about drug supply in the area should phone police.

Phone Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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