A man has been charged after police discovered a handgun lying on the floor of a Brisbane CBD pub yesterday.
Police were called to a licenced premises on Queen Street around 3.10pm Sunday in relation to another matter when their attention was drawn to a man who was acting suspiciously.
The officers approached the man and allegedly found a handgun on the floor where he was standing.
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Police then conducted a search of the man and his hotel room, allegedly discovering ammunition, cash and drugs.
The 35-year-old Annerley man has been charged with unlawful possession of weapon, carry weapon in public place whilst loaded, authority to possess explosives (ammunition), possessing dangerous drugs, unlawful possession of a controlled drug and possess utensils or pipes etc for use.
He is expected to appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on June 30.
A 23-year-old Kippa-Ring woman, who was with the man at the time, was issued with a Notice to Appear for drug offences.