Police have searched residences in Pacific Pines and Canungra today in relation to drugs and firearms offences.
As a result of the search warrants police seized 772 steroid tablets, 14 vials of steroids, stolen power tools, a Ruger Model .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle, a Springfield M14 semi-automatic rifle and silencer, a pump action shot gun, a revolver and a Glock fully automatic handgun.
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A 30-year-old Pacific Pines man has been charged with two counts of possession of steroids, possession of ammunition and five counts of unlawful possession of firearms.
A 55-year-old Canungra man has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of firearms and one count of possession of ammunition.
Both men are expected to appear before the Southport Magistrates Court in November.
“This is another example of the successes of the Gold Coast Firearm Investigation Team in removing dangerous and illegal weapons to enhance the safety of the Gold Coast and those that live, visit and do business here,” Detective Inspector Scott Knowles of the Major and Organised Crime Squad stated
“Taskforce Maxima will take every opportunity to assist the regions and other State Crime Command units in investigating serious offences like the possession of these firearms and in removing these weapons from the community,” Detective Inspector Smith Taskforce Maxima said.
Australian Border Force Queensland Regional Commander, Terry Price, said the operation showcased once again the effective inter-agency working relationship.
“Every day we are engaging with our law enforcement colleagues to ensure we are presenting as a united front as we target criminal activity,” Regional Commander Terry Price said.