Police have seized more than $129 million worth of drugs and arrested 44 people following a year-long operation across southeast Queensland.

Operation Victor Palmer was launched in December 2022, targeting major international drug syndicates.

In the 12 months since officers have raided 43 properties across Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich, shutting down four major drug labs.

All up Police have seized 119kgs of meth, 7.4kgs of cocaine, 213kgs of cannabis, 600 grams of MDMA, 23 litres of GBL and 90kgs of precursor chemicals.

A range of drug-making equipment was also seized along with five vehicles and $1.35 million in cash.

The final raids were carried out across Brisbane and Logan last week which saw 12 people arrested.

The 44 people arrested throughout the 12-month operation are facing a total of 241 charges.


“Operation Victor Palmer has seen detectives infiltrate strong drug distribution channels across South East Queensland and remove more than $129M worth of drugs, including 119 kilograms of meth, from our streets,” Detective Inspector Brad Phelps said.

“The removal of these addictive and dangerous drugs has a positive effect not only on innocent and vulnerable members of the public, but also on our health system due to a reduction in drug-induced violence, overdoses and other long-term consequences.”

“Illicit drugs have no place in our community, and Queensland Police will continue to do all we can to target these criminal syndicates and keep the community safe,” Detective Inspector Phelps said.

Police say investigations are continuing and more arrests are likely.

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