A SHIPPING container with a concealed hatch has been located on one of the properties at the centre of the Warwick drug network investigation.

Detectives from the Warwick Criminal Investigation Branch, Homicide Cold Case Unit and State Drug and Serious Crime Illicit Laboratories Investigation Team (ILIT) used an excavator on Saturday to uncover a buried container on the property on Willowvale Rd, Massie.

The excavation followed warrants executed on the same property last week.

It is believed the container had been buried on the property for a number of years.

Underground containers found in Warwick
Underground containers found in Warwick Contributed

Detective Inspector Mick Dowie said further information from the public resulted in the find.

"As a result of fresh information received from the public we have returned to the property to inspect a suspicious site and located a buried shipping container," Det Insp Dowie said.

"For the safety of investigators we have called upon the assistance of ILIT members to process the contents of the container.

"We are still assessing the contents."

The buried shipping container.
The buried shipping container. Contributed

The specialist officers, wearing breathing equipment while the container was uncovered and opened, wrapped up the dig on Saturday, and investigating officers would return to the site today.

It is understood Det Insp Dowie will release an update on the ongoing investigation today.

Anyone with information that could assist in this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800333000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours a day.


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