Gun, drugs found in car at Paradise Point

A MAN has been charged with numerous offences after a sawn-off rifle, ammunition and drugs were found in a car in Paradise Point early on Monday morning.

Officers pulled a suspicious vehicle over along Oxley Drive around 1.30am.

During a search it will be alleged they found a loaded, shortened .22 firearm, ammunition, a quantity of Ice and other drug paraphernalia.


A 48-year-old Worongary man was arrested and charged with one count each of unlawfully possessing a weapon, possessing explosives (ammunition), possessing a dangerous drug and failing to dispose of a syringe.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of Gold Coast CIB said each unlawful weapon removed from the streets makes the community safer.

“There is no lawful reason to possess a cut-down weapon and possession of one carries heavy penalties. Weapon crime is one of our highest priorities,” Detective Inspector Smith said.

The 48-year-old is due to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court today.