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Police from Capalaba’s Tactical Crime Squad have charged six people living on our Southern Bay Islands with trafficking in dangerous drugs following the closure of Operation Papa Galosh which commenced in February 2017.

The operation targeted the supply and distribution of methyl amphetamine on several southern bay islands including Russell, Macleay and Lamb Islands.

Police executed 32 search warrants on addresses throughout Brisbane bayside during the operation, with methyl amphetamine, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and assorted stolen property located.

As a result of these raids, three men, aged 24, 32, 38 and three women, aged 29, 30, 36 from the southern bay islands were charged with trafficking, and other serious drug offences.

Those charged are due to appear in the Cleveland Magistrates Court in the coming months.

To date 108 people have been charged on a total of 471 related offences, including six for trafficking and 200 counts of supplying dangerous drugs.

Officer in Charge of Capalaba Tactical Crime Squad, Senior Sergeant Warren Piket, said police had caused a major disruption to the supply and distribution of dangerous drugs on Brisbane’s southern bay islands.

“We continue to urge members of the community to provide information in relation to drug activity which can be done anonymously via Policelink or Crime Stoppers”, Senior Sergeant Piket said.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via

24hrs per day.