In February 2015 five persons were charged with trafficking dangerous drugs relating to the Saucy Wok restaurant under operation Mike Sava. The Queensland Police Service employed a variety of investigation tactics including telecommunications interceptions, surveillance, vehicle intercepts and search warrants.
The five persons were also charged under VLAD (Vicious Lawless Disestablishment Act) legislation. This legislation reverses the onus back on to the accused when applying for bail.
On 27 February 2015, Rostron Carlyle instructed Douglas Wilson of Counsel in a successful bail application for a thirty one year old co-accused. The presiding Magistrate commented that there was no evidence as to why our client was a member of a criminal gang. Our client was able to return to his family and care for his young son.
Trafficking in Dangerous drugs carries a maximum sentence of twenty five years imprisonment. The charge under VLAD legislation imposes an additional fifteen or twenty five years depending on the allegation.
If you are interested in our criminal solicitors acting on your behalf, please call either Nick Crawford on 3009 8467 or Alan Phillips on 3009 8469.