A long-running investigation into drug trafficking in a Central Queensland mining town has resulted in the arrest of more than 30 people, according to a report by The Daily Telegraph.
Over $1 million worth of drugs and property confiscated
Operation Lima Siege, which has been running the investigation in the mining town of Emerald for the past 17 months, wrapped up Wednesday with a grand total of 33 arrests for trafficking, supply, production, and possession of drugs. The mining town drug raids also led to the confiscation of drugs and property worth more than $1 million. The cache includes 164 mature cannabis plants, 11 kilograms of dried cannabis, and six purpose-built `grow houses’.
Incidentally, Frontline Diagnostics used to conduct drug tests in Emerald up until two years ago, and the results of those tests indicated there wasn’t really a problem with drug use in the mines at that time. However, this recent development underscores the need for constant drug testing in the workplace. The size and scope of Operation Lima Siege only shows how deeply rooted drug culture has become in the said mining town over the last couple of years, and much of that could have been prevented if drug testing in the workplace had been conducted on a regular basis.
If you run a company and you want to prevent rampant drug use and abuse from becoming a problem in your workplace, call us at Frontline Diagnostics now and we’ll help you sort things out.
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