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.
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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.