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Key Points:
• 6 people arrested
• Police raid properties across Tasmania and Queensland
• More than $4 million in cocaine and methamphetamine seized
• Largest illicit drug investigation Tasmania police have conducted

Tasmania Police Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Higgins said the drug investigation had been “significantly complex” and was believed to be the largest illicit drug investigation police had conducted in Tasmania.

“The outcomes of this investigation demonstrate the strong and committed working relationships between jurisdictions and partner agencies to target the threat of organised crime syndicates and the impact of illicit drugs in our communities,” Assistant Commissioner Higgins said.

Cocaine and methamphetamine seized as part of the operation.
(Still image taken from AFP released footage)

“Illicit drugs have a damaging and broad impact on our community, particularly in relation to health, law and order. Police and other law enforcement agencies work tirelessly to target the supply of illicit drugs to our community and this latest operation is an example of this coordinated effort.

“Criminals involved in the manufacture and distribution of drugs in Tasmania should take notice. We will identify you, we will investigate you and we will prosecute you for the importation and distribution of illicit drugs into Tasmania.”

“The message is clear: No matter where you are, if you are trafficking and distributing illicit drugs in Tasmania or elsewhere in Australia, we will utilise our law enforcement partnerships across Australia and we are coming for you,” AFP Assistant Commissioner Bruce Giles

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