Drug and weapons charges at Ormeau

Two men have been charged with a string of drug and weapons offences after fleeing a hit and run traffic crash on the M1 at Ormeau yesterday and later arrested by the Dog Squad.

Around 2.30pm, police were contacted by a number of motorists in relation to the alleged dangerous manner of driving of a Mazda hatchback travelling north on the M1.

A short time later the Mazda struck the rear of a Black Mercedes causing significant damage to the hatchback and blocking two lanes of the motorway.

The driver and passenger of the hatchback, two men, were seen by other motorists run from the damaged vehicle into nearby bushland.

Officers arrived and checked the occupants of the Mercedes who were uninjured and able to continue their journey.

Police located a number of items including false registration plates, fraudulent identification and a quantity of dangerous drugs in the hatchback.

Two hours later the Police Dog Squad was able to track the two men to a construction site where they were found hiding under a shipping container.

Police Dog Jury and handler Senior Constable Michael Ryan were assisted by officers in arresting the pair.

Officers uncovered a large sum of cash during the search of a backpack.

Further investigations resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a Surfers Paradise accommodation facility where firearms, ammunition and drugs were allegedly discovered.

A 30-year-old Labrador man has been charged with possessing dangerous drugs, possess property of suspected of being the proceeds of an offence defined in Part II of the Drugs Misuse Act, unlawful possession of weapons category A, B or M, authority required to possess explosives, failure to comply with duties of driver involved in a crash, drive without due care and attention, receiving tainted property and possess utensil.

A 23-year-old Biggera Waters man has been charged with possessing dangerous drugs, possess property of suspected of being the proceeds of an offence defined in Part II of the Drugs Misuse Act, unlawful possession of weapons category A, B or M, possess utensils.

The pair are expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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