QUEENSLAND police officers have seized an estimated street value of $1.5 million worth of marijuana.

This follows the closure of an operation targeting the possession of unlawful firearms and the production of marijuana in the South Burnett, North Burnett, Wide Bay Burnett and the Sunshine Coast.

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Operation Oaky was a joint operation involving officers from the Sunshine Coast District Tactical Crime Squad, and State Crime Command's Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural).

 

Queensland Police officers have seized an estimated street value of $1.5 million worth of marijuana plants during Operation Oaky.
Queensland Police officers have seized an estimated street value of $1.5 million worth of marijuana plants during Operation Oaky. Queensland Police

Police officers executed 31 search warrants over the course of the three day operation at locations across the South Burnett, North Burnett, Wide Bay Burnett and Sunshine Coast including Curra, Maleny, Imbil, Gin Gin, Connondale, Kenilworth, Brooloo, Nanango and Wonbah.

Police allege they found 570 marijuana plants, with one property at Curra, north of Gympie, allegedly having 325 plants.

Officers also allegedly located quantities of marijuana, LSD and mushrooms and a shortened shotgun at an address in Connondale.

A total of 29 people were charged with 67 offences, including producing dangerous drugs.

They are due to appear in court in the coming weeks.

South Burnett

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