Man at the centre of Robina raids denied bail

UPDATE: SOUTHPORT Court’s heard, the man arrested after raids in Robina and Surfers Paradise was already facing jail.

Carlo Piero Stewart, 24, was denied bail on Friday on 12 charges including forgery, unlawful possession of weapons and drug possession.

Stewart was arrested on Thursday afternoon after officers stopped a car along Robina Town Centre Drive.


A search of the vehicle uncovered a loaded pump-action shotgun and an unloaded revolver.

Police also seized a suitcase containing $9100, about two grams of what’s believed to be methamphetamine and various other drug-related items.

It’s further alleged he was producing fake licences from a Surfers Paradise apartment.

Stewart was already at large after failing to appear in court for a scheduled mention of his other charges in March.

Magistrate Kerry Magee sentenced Stewart to a jail term on the failing to appear charge and will be eligible for parole on October 25.

The new matter has been adjourned until December 18.

EARLIER: A MAN will front court today on a range of charges, after raids in Robina yesterday.

At about 12.40pm, police intercepted the 24-year-old’s car on Robina Town Centre Drive where they allegedly found two firearms, firearm shells, blank Queensland driver’s licenses, a quantity of drugs and a sum of cash.

Officers then investigated a residence on Enderley Avenue where they located printers that they claim were being used to make fake ID’S.

The Crestmead man has been charged with one count each of forgery, receiving tainted property and authority required to possess explosives; two counts each of possess dangerous drugs (methylamphetamine and cannabis), unlawful possession of weapons (Category H and C), possession of utensils.

He was also charged with three counts of failure to appear in accordance with undertaking.

He is scheduled to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

EARLIER: POLICE have today busted a major criminal syndicate on the Gold Coast, seizing guns, meth and $100,000 in cold hard cash.

The Rapid Action Patrol group swooped on two properties this morning, one at Surfers Paradise and the other at Robina, following a tip off from the public.

During the raids, police say they found a shot gun, handgun, a kilogram of the drug ice, $100,000 in cash, balaclava’s and fake licenses.

Matthew Howard from Ten Eyewitness News said two people have been taken into police custody and are allegedly refusing to cooperate with investigations.

Police have not ruled out further arrests.