Cops seize millions in cash and drugs in major syndicate bust

A major Brisbane drug syndicate has been toppled, with millions of dollars in cash and drugs seized and four suspects in custody. 

Detectives from the gang-busting Taskforce Maxima stormed a New Farm apartment yesterday, moments before they pounced on a couple during a dramatic roadside arrest. 

A man and woman were boxed in by undercover police cars in Bowen Hills, accused of fleeing the apartment complex when police arrived. 

Queensland Police have seized more than $1.5 million in cash.

Queensland Police have seized more than $1.5 million in cash.

A property at Tingalpa was also raided, where a further kilogram of cannabis and more than $9000 in cash was seized.

A property at Tingalpa was also raided, where a further kilogram of cannabis and more than $9000 in cash was seized.

Officers allegedly uncovered a stash of 10 kilograms of cannabis inside their Jeep as a man and women sat handcuffed in the middle of the busy intersection. 

At the New Farm unit, officers allege they found 40 kilograms of cannabis, two kilograms of MDMA and 300 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $460,000. 

Another man and woman were arrested at the apartment. 

Detectives from the gang-busting Taskforce Maxima stormed a New Farm apartment yesterday, moments before they pounced on a couple during a dramatic roadside arrest.

Detectives from the gang-busting Taskforce Maxima stormed a New Farm apartment yesterday, moments before they pounced on a couple during a dramatic roadside arrest.

Police seized more than $1.5 million in cash. 

A property at Tingalpa was also raided, where a further kilogram of cannabis and more than $9000 in cash was seized.

9NEWS understands the operation, dubbed Operation Quebec Yorker, was part of a wider investigation into a drug trafficking ring operating across Brisbane, with further arrests likely to follow. 

9NEWS understands the operation, dubbed Operation Quebec Yorker, was part of a wider investigation into a drug trafficking ring operating across Brisbane.

9NEWS understands the operation, dubbed Operation Quebec Yorker, was part of a wider investigation into a drug trafficking ring operating across Brisbane.

A 27-year-old man has been charged with four counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of producing dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs, possessing anything used in the commission of crime, possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of an offence, possession of utensils, possession of property suspected of having been acquired for a drug offence, failure to take reasonable care in respect of syringe or needle and unlawful possession of weapons.

A 32-year-old woman was charged with four counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of possessing anything used in the commission of crime and possession of utensils.

Both have been bailed to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 25.

Police released body camera footage of the moment they stormed the apartment.

Police released body camera footage of the moment they stormed the apartment.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with seven counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of possessing tainted property, possessing anything used in the commission of crime and failure to take reasonable care in respect of syringe or needle.

A 27-year-old woman has also been charged with seven counts of possessing dangerous drugs and one count each of possessing tainted property, possessing anything used in the commission of crime and failure to take reasonable care in respect of syringe or needle.

They spent the night behind bars, due to face the Brisbane Magistrates Court today. 

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