Police say the closure of an alleged drug syndicate in the Gympie region of south-east Queensland has put a major dent in the local drug trade.

Thirteen people have been arrested on more than 50 offences after a series of raids on properties in Gympie, Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach.

Superintendent Chris Sang says $600,000 worth of cannabis, amphetamines, guns, cash and property were also seized.

"It's significant such that it will put a dent in the drug businesses throughout the Gympie area," he said.

"Invariably drug use is linked to crime such as property crime and robberies and that sort of crime and we're hoping that as a result of this investigation we'll see a reduction in property crime as well as crime relating to robberies and the like."

Superintendent Sang says investigations are continuing.

"We're always looking for opportunities to conduct further investigations in relation to drugs and we urge the community to support us by calling Crime Stoppers should they have any information relating to drug activity in their area and our investigators particularly continue to look at opportunities to commence this type of operation at all times," he said.

 

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