Police release alarming drug crime statistics for Logan District

QUEENSLAND police have revealed alarming statistics showing almost 600 people have been charged with more than 1000 drug offences in the Logan District in just two months.

DRUG CRACKDOWN: Geraline Fafai, Lesley Stafford, Melissa Jones, Acting Mayor of Logan City Council Cherie Dalley, Acting Detective Inspector Scott Furlow, Andrew Jones, Andy Nguyen and Helen Kirner at the launch of the Dob in a Dealer campaign on September 25. Photo: Tom Bushnell

DRUG CRACKDOWN: Geraline Fafai, Lesley Stafford, Melissa Jones, Acting Mayor of Logan City Council Cherie Dalley, Acting Detective Inspector Scott Furlow, Andrew Jones, Andy Nguyen and Helen Kirner at the launch of the Dob in a Dealer campaign on September 25. Photo: Tom Bushnell

The figures were released amid the Crime Stoppers Dob in a Dealer campaign which was launched on Tuesday, September 25.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said 596 people were charged with 1178 drug related offences during July and August this year.

Police have taken a multifaceted approach to crackdown on drug offences and are expected to launch Operation Velodrome targeting youth and family drug crime.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said it was vital for people to share any information which can help police with Crime Stoppers.

An anonymous tip off led to seven people being charged with 21 drug offences after police searched Boronia Heights and Hillcrest properties on Tuesday, October 9.

If you have information which can assist police contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.