Drugs, cash seized in raids
POLICE seized more than $100,000 in cash and a large amount of amphetamines during a city-wide drug bust yesterday.
Five people were charged with various drug offences after officers raided six premises, including one business, in the Rockhampton area.
THOSE arrested included a 41-year-old man charged with trafficking, supplying and possession of amphetamines.
He was also charged with possession of tainted property.
A man, 23, and woman, 21, were charged with possession of amphetamines.
Two men, aged 34 and 28, were also charged with possession of drug utensils.
The 41-year-old man will appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court today. The others will appear next month.
Acting Detective Sergeant Andrew Broadfoot said the raid had dealt a severe blow to the drug industry in the city.
"It is a significant arrest in regards to the local distribution of amphetamines,'' he said.
"We hope it sends a message to people contemplating undertaking such activities, they will be targetted.''
CQ Screens located on Alma Street was among the seven places raided.
Detective Sergeant Broadfoot said the drug bust was the climax of an on-going investigation that lasted several months.
"It was done through intelligence we had gathered.
"It has been a good result for the Rockhampton police and we will continue targeting drug offenders,'' he said.