Gold Coast cops uncover meth lab in raid on Upper Coomera home

THREE people including an alleged bikie associate have been arrested and charged after police allegedly uncovered a meth lab and a stash of weapons during a raid on a house at Upper Coomera on the Gold Coast.

Officers from Taskforce Maxima and Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrols (RAP) raided the address yesterday morning and, during a search of the property, seized a shortened double barrelled shotgun, a revolver, cash, methylamphetamine, GHB and a taser.

The Illicit Laboratory Investigation Team (ILIT) were also called in to seize cookers, burners, glassware and chemicals which police said were believed to have been used in the production of amphetamine.


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Three people, two men and one woman, were arrested at the scene.

A 56-year-old man, who police allege is an associate of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang, was charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a category A weapon, possession of a shortened firearm, unlawful possession of a category H weapon, possess category R weapon, possess explosives, possess dangerous drug (methylamphetamine), possess dangerous drug (MDMA) and possess dangerous drug (GHB).

He was due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

A 40-year-old man will front Southport Magistrates Court on October 12, charged with possession of dangerous drugs (GHB) and two counts of possess drug utensils, while a 33-year-old woman will appear in the same court on September 30, charged with possessing property used in the commission of a crime.

“OMCG members and associates continue to be arrested on a regular basis for serious weapon and drug-related crime,” Detective Inspector Phillip Stevens, Taskforce Maxima said.

“There is a cost and risk of being a member of, or associated with an OMCG and other organised crime groups, and that is demonstrated by the actions and outcomes achieved yesterday.”

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