CHARGED: Stacey Louise Morrison and Andre Barka Hagen are accused of being part of a large drug syndicate.
CHARGED: Stacey Louise Morrison and Andre Barka Hagen are accused of being part of a large drug syndicate. Facebook

Couple accused of drug trafficking to be reunited in court

A COUPLE accused of being involved in one of the biggest drug syndicates in south-east Queensland will be reunited today in court.

At the conclusion of a 17-month long police investigation dubbed Operation Papa Argyle, officers arrested 28 people on 110 charges after discovering more than $1 million worth of cocaine, MDMA, marijuana and steroids.

Detectives also seized $2.4 million in cash, 15 cars, jewellery and computer equipment worth about $600,000.

Police alleged the syndicate had a number of other networks operating below it and sold drugs in commercial quantities which were then on-sold in licenced venues.

The drugs were manufactured overseas, imported and then transported in hire cars, police allege.

Stacey Louise Morrison was charged with three counts of trafficking dangerous drugs as part of serious organised crime.

Her partner Andre Barka Hagen, 28, was identified as a "major target" by police and charged with supplying dangerous drugs which was allegedly committed while he was on Supreme Court bail for further drug matters stemming from the operation.

Ms Morrison appeared in Maroochydore Magistrate Court for the first time yesterday and remains free on bail.

During Ms Morrison's appearance, Magistrate Ron Madsen warned her if she committed further drug offences while on bail she could risk being held in prison.

Mr Hagen made a bail attempt in July, but this was refused.

The couple will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today for a committal mention.

During Mr Hagen's bail attempt the court heard a man co-operated with police for a reduce sentence by providing evidence against him.

The witness told police Mr Hagen had harassed him to source drugs earlier this year and offered to supply him a kilo of amphetamines for $80,000.

Police allege in conversations between Mr Hagen and others using an encrypted message service there were discussions of interfering with a witness and encouraging them to recant their statement.

It's further alleged during these conversations Mr Hagen spoke about recovering drug debts.

Mr Hagen's Supreme Court bail prohibits him from contacting a long list of witnesses and co-accused.