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.


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

PHOTO: Supplied Qld Police

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.