Shoal Point woman Chloe Victoria Smith, 26, must front a $10,000 surety.
Shoal Point woman Chloe Victoria Smith, 26, must front a $10,000 surety.

Further bail release in alleged Mackay drug syndicate case

UPDATE: TWO more people allegedly linked to a Mackay-based drug syndicate have been released on bail after each fronted a $10,000 surety.

Chloe Victoria Smith, 26 and Jack Michael Thomson, 26 remained on remand for a week before the cash was handed over as part of their strict release conditions.

Shoal Point woman Chloe Victoria Smith, 26, is charged with trafficking and other drug offences.
Shoal Point woman Chloe Victoria Smith, 26, is charged with trafficking and other drug offences.

The pair, and two others from Mackay Reece William Luscombe, 30 and Shannon Matthew Hita, 30, are accused of being key players in a drug syndicate linked to the Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

All four are charged with trafficking as well as various other drug-related charges.

Mr Luscombe, who is Ms Smith's partner, was denied bail and will remain behind bars.

While Mr Thomson, Mr Hita and Ms Smith were granted bail on the proviso they each handed over a $10,000 surety.

North Mackay man Jack Michael Thomson, 26, is facing at least 17 drug-related charges including trafficking.
North Mackay man Jack Michael Thomson, 26, is facing at least 17 drug-related charges including trafficking.

Mr Hita was the first to be released just days after he was granted bail.

Mr Thomson was released on April 7 and Ms Smith on April 8.

Other bail conditions include non contact orders against 11 people including Mr Luscombe, handing over their passport if they have one and if not, they must not apply for a passport.

Their arrests come after a police operation - Romeo Suitcase - targeting an alleged drug network that spanned from the Gold Coast to Cairns over six months.

Matters against all four are adjourned to July 20.

Rural View man Shannon Michael Hita, must front a $10,000 surety before he will be released on bail.
Rural View man Shannon Michael Hita, must front a $10,000 surety before he will be released on bail.

EARLIER: SHANNON Matthew Hita was released from Mackay watchhouse about 24 hours after he was granted bail.

On Wednesday the 30 year old was one of three people granted bail under the proviso they front a $10,000 surety.

It is alleged all three are involved in a Mackay-based drug trafficking syndicate.

By that afternoon none of them had and all had spent another night in the Mackay watch house.

But as of yesterday it was confirmed that the surety had been provided for Mr Hita and he was released.

Chloe Victoria Smith, 26 and Jack Michael Thomson, 26, remain on remand.

Shoal Point man Reece William Luscombe, 30, was denied bail and remanded in custody. He is charged with trafficking and other drug offending.
Shoal Point man Reece William Luscombe, 30, was denied bail and remanded in custody. He is charged with trafficking and other drug offending.

EARLIER: A POPULAR Mackay beauty worker will remain behind bars on remand until she can front a $10,000 surety over allegations she and others were key players in a drug syndicate linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Four people, aged 26 to 30, appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court today charged with trafficking and other offences over what detectives allege was a major ring in the region.

It is alleged the network was linked to the Finks Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

Reece William Luscombe, 30, applied for and was refused bail.

He was remanded in custody.

Co-accused Chloe Victoria Smith, 26, who is in a relationship with Mr Luscombe, and Jack Michael Thomson, 26, and Shannon Matthew Hita, 30, were call granted bail on strict conditions that included handing over a $10,000 surety.

As of late today it was confirmed that none of the three had their surety provided and were not released on bail.

Other conditions are residential, reporting and no contact orders against 11 people including Mr Luscombe.

Mr Thomson is also not allowed to contact his partner, who is listed among the 11.

She is not accused of any wrongdoing.

They each must also surrender their passport if they have one or if not, they must not apply for a passport.

Their arrests come after a police operation - Romeo Suitcase - targeting an alleged drug network that spanned from the Gold Coast to Cairns over six months.

Matters against the four have been adjourned to July 20.