Meth, submachine gun seized in morning raid

TACTICAL police have seized a submachine gun, countless weapon parts and a stash of meth from a house in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane.

Officers from the Darling Downs District Tactical Crime Squad raided the Stephen Street home in the suburb of Harristown on Thursday morning.

During the search, officers allegedly found a shipping container with a large range of equipment used to manufacture weapons inside.


Among the items seized were grinders, welders, a drill press, instructions, illustrations and templates.

Officers also allegedly found a manufactured Category R submachine gun and a quantity of meth.

A 53-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with a long list of offences, including manufacturing and possessing a Category R weapon, and possessing drugs and drug utensils.

He was also charged with possessing tainted property and for not having the authority required to possess explosives (ammunition).

The man appeared in Toowoomba Magistrates Court this morning where he was granted bail and ordered to reappear in the same court on March 7.

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