POLICE have been lead to a storage shed loaded with guns, drugs and a military grade mortar after pulling over two men in a stolen Porsche on the Gold Coast.
The pair were allegedly seen driving in the stolen vehicle, believed to have been taken from a Labrador home on May 25, in Southport on Tuesday morning.
Following inquiries, Detectives from the Gold Coast Criminal Investigation Branch also charged the two men in connection to an armed attempting carjacking in Arundel on May 30.
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It is alleged around 8.45pm that evening, a man was sitting in his car parked in a driveway on Kendor Street when two men approached him. One of the men was allegedly armed with a handgun and made threats while attempting to open the car door.
The man managed to reverse his car and flee before the men gained entry.
Further investigations involving the men then led police to a a storage shed at Lawrence Drive at Nerang where it is alleged officers located an assortment of illegal drugs including GBH, amphetamines (ICE), cocaine, cannabis, three firearms, a large quantity of ammunition and a military grade mortar.
Further police investigations are continuing into this discovery.
A 32-year old man from Beenleigh has been charged with attempted armed robbery, stealing and receiving tainted property. He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.
A 22-year-old man from Carrara has also been charged with attempted armed robbery. He has been remanded in custody to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 25.
Detective Inspector Brendan Smith from the Gold Coast CIB said once again we see links between unlawful drugs and crimes of violence and property offences. The community has had a enough, as have we.
“Our commitment to bring those responsible to justice remains resolute and we will continue to bring all available resources to bear in putting them before the courts. Those involved in the illegal drug trade and committing crime can expect to be caught unless they change their behaviour.”