Two South East Queensland cops have been charged with the possession and supply of dangerous drugs via drug trafficking following a lengthy five months investigation. Around March 2020, a 28-year-old male senior constable had been suspended after the Queensland Police Service Ethical Standards Command had begun their investigation named “Operation Sierra Edgehill”. This operation was initiated in March 2020 that targetted the trade of dangerous drugs. The Gold Coast Police District along with The Organised Crime Gangs Group had assisted in the investigation into the alleged hazardous drug trafficking.
“The operation commenced in March this year by officers from the Ethical Standards Command with support from the Organised Crime Gangs Group and the Gold Coast Police District in relation to the alleged trafficking of dangerous drugs,” Qld police said.
All the properties that were used in drug trafficking discovered in the probe were raided on the 1st of August 2020 owing to the Operation Sierra Edgehill. A former member of the QPS was also detained. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) issued a statement where they said that the investigating officers had executed the search warrants all across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The suspended male senior constable has been charged for offences caused due to supplying dangerous drugs, possessing things, possessing suspected property, possessing dangerous drugs and as well as permitting the use of place. On the 26th of October 2020, he is about to face the Southport Magistrates Court.
Another male senior constable of age 29 years from the Central Region has also been indicted with the possession of dangerous drugs and will face the Southport Court on the 26th of October, 2020. The Queensland police had made no other information on the investigation under Operation Sierra Edgehill or the allegations.
“As this matter is under investigation by Ethical Standards Command it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage,” police said.
“In keeping with our commitment to high standards of behaviour, transparency and accountability, we have undertaken to inform the public when an officer faces serious allegations of misconduct,” a police statement reads.
“This does not mean the allegations against the officers have been substantiated.”
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