A five-month police operation has been proven to be successful after seven people have been charged with Drug Trafficking in Brisbane. Operation Lima Angara, which is the codename for the Police Operation has led the local authorities to the confiscation of AUD 240,000 and 36 kilograms of cannabis and a 2002 Ford Van.
It was reported that the South Brisbane police had interrupted the distribution and proliferation of drugs in the bayside region. Drug charges have been filed against 19 people for supplying dangerous drugs including a Drug Trafficking and Possession charges to a 33-year-old from Wynnum West and 39 years old and a 70-year-old from Alexandra Hills.
Drug Offences in Queensland is covered by the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, which includes Trafficking in Dangerous Drugs and Supplying Dangerous Drugs under Part 2 Section 5 and 6 of the said Act. There are several categories and schedule in the penalty for Drug Offences.
Schedule 1 which applies severe penalties includes heroin; cocaine; amphetamines; methylamphetamine (commonly known as meth), phencyclidine (or angel dust); lysergide (LSD); methylenedioxymethamphetamine (Ecstacy) and paramethoxyamphetamine (or PMA, a more powerful form of Ecstacy).
Cannabis is covered under Schedule 2 and Schedule 2A, including morphine and pethidine. Less severe penalties are applied to these offences; however, the Law Enforcer is stern in dealing with its persecution.
Schedule 2A includes ‘anabolic and androgenic steroidal agents’. Anabolic and Androgenic Steroidal Agents are those which are commonly used to develop muscles; it can either be testosterone or androsterone in nature.
This includes Steroid Hormones and Testoid enhancement drugs. Athletes use them as a shortcut in their workout, most especially in a weight training program and muscle fitness regime. It is considered to be illegal in most countries.
Trafficking Illegal Drugs is committed when the offender supplies these prohibited drugs for commercial purposes. It involves a larger amount of drug distribution, and it is usually connected to an organized business group.
Possession of Illegal Drugs, however, is not the same as ownership to it. It is enough that a person merely possesses them for the Charge of Possession of Illegal Drugs to be filed against them. Even if the drugs are found in your home, the homeowner can be lawfully and validly charged with Possession of Illegal Drugs.
Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.