Man busted with loaded handgun, heroin at train station

A man has been charged with a string of weapons and drug offences after being stopped by police at Beenleigh Railway Station on Friday night.

Around 9.40pm, the Beenleigh Railway Squad were monitoring CCTV of the railway station when they noticed a man loitering in the carpark acting suspiciously.

Police spoke with the man about breaching coronavirus home confinement directions because he didn’t have an essential reason for being out.


However, while speaking with officers, police suspected the man to be under the influence of drugs.

A search of his backpack uncovered a loaded handgun, along with a syringe and an amount of Heroin.

A 40-year-old Woodridge man was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in public, possession of a weapon while under the influence of a drug, possessing tainted property and failing to dispose of a syringe and needle.

He was also issued with an infringement notice for failing to comply with a COVID-19 direction issued by the Chief Health Officer.

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