Gold Coast man charged after haul of firearms found buried on property

A Gold Coast man has been charged after a stash of firearms and ammunition were discovered buried on a property near Stanthorpe.

Police said officers came across the large haul on August 5 2017, while conducting follow-up investigations in relation to the murder of Gold Coast man Philip Carlyle in April 1997.

In total, detectives uncovered 11 handguns, two AR15 rifle with full automatic components, 3 rifle barrels for long arm firearms and in excess of 10,000 rounds of ammunition.


The firearms were allegedly found in barrels, buckets and tubing that were buried on the property twenty minutes outside of Stanthorpe.

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A 66-year-old Reedy Creek man has since been charged with major firearms offences relating to the possession of illegal firearms and failure to secure ammunition properly.

PHOTO: Supplied Qld Police

He is due to face the Southport Magistrates Court today.