Bandidos members arrested in Queensland drug crackdown

Several people linked to the Bandidos outlaw motorbike gang in Queensland have been arrested, as police close a six month crackdown on illegal drug distribution in the state's south-east.

Police closed the investigation, named 'Operation Tango Tiptoe,' targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs, seizing $520,850 worth of drugs, cash and firearms.

Eleven people, either members or associates of the Bandidos have been arrested.

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Eight search warrants were carried out by the Crime and Intelligence Command's Organised Crime Gangs Group and Queensland Police's Maxima Tactical, with the help of the drug dog squad.

Police confirmed they seized and located a large amount of diazepam and pharmaceutical tablets, methylamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, LSD, steroids, cannabis, and cannabis plants and seeds.

Two shotgun firearms, tasers, knuckledusters and ammunition, along with $38,825 cash were also seized.

The arrests have led to 297 charges, including three on serious drug trafficking charges.

Video footage has captured some of the raids, and subsequent arrests.

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Among those arrested are a 24-year-old man, and 21-year-old woman from Ipswich, appearing in court today, and a 24-year-old Kallangur man from the Moreton Bay region.

"Removing drugs from the community and firearms and cash out of the hands of gang members is a significant result and we will continue taking all available action to target and dismantle these gangs," Police Detective Inspector Damien Hansen said.

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