Police cut holiday short for two men in Surfers Paradise

A man has been arrested by Taskforce Maxima Detectives at a holiday resort complex in Surfers Paradise.

The 34-year-old was picked up on Friday night on a New South Wales warrant..

Police say another man, a 31-year-old, staying with him was caught with a loaded 0.22 calibre semi-automatic pistol and dangerous drugs.


Both men appeared at the Southport Magistrates Court on Saturday. The 31-year-old man has been charged with one count each of unlawful possession of weapon and possession of dangerous drug.

NSW Detectives will seek extradition of the 34-year-old Auburn man in coming days.

The arrests are the continuation of actions in relation to the possession and supply of firearms in Queensland and NSW by organised crime syndicates.

Acting Detective Inspector Tim Leadbetter of Taskforce Maxima said the arrests showed the commitment of Taskforce Maxima and the Queensland Police Service to work with our partner law enforcement agencies in the continued fight against illegal firearms in our communities and organized crime.

“Taskforce Maxima and the Queensland Police Service will continue to target organized crime figures in order to stop crime and make the community safer for all Queenslanders” he said.