Nineteen people in NSW and Queensland have been charged with 69 offences over their alleged involvement in a major Bandidos bikie gang drug network.
A million dollars in fake cash and 14 guns have been seized during raids on an alleged bikie gang drug ring in NSW and northern Queensland.
Detectives targeting the alleged drug supply networks of the Bandidos bikie gang arrested 18 people, including two alleged patched members, during 21 raids across the Cairns region on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Another person was arrested during a raid on a home in Warilla in NSW where $1 million in counterfeit bank notes was found.
Police say 14 firearms, several vehicles, two jet skis and a large quantity of amphetamine and cannabis were seized when search warrants were executed in Cairns, Mareeba, Yungaburra, Mission Beach and Dimbulah.
The group faces 69 charges in total, including trafficking, supplying and producing dangerous drugs and possession of firearms.
Police allege the group supplied drugs to areas throughout the state’s far north.
One of the people arrested in northern Queensland is allegedly the sergeant-at-arms of the Mission Beach chapter.
Far north Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar says the arrests were a result of months of investigating.
“We will be relentless in our efforts to target criminal gangs and their criminal activities,” he said.