Drugs and weapons seized, Caloundra West

Two men have been charged after firearms, dangerous drugs and cash were seized from a residence at Caloundra West yesterday.

Officers from Sunshine Coast Tactical Crime Squad attended an address at around11.30am on June 30 to execute a search warrant in relation to the alleged supply of dangerous.

Upon arrival, police observed a man flee through garden area of the address, over a neighbour’s clothesline and onto the roof of a nearby property.

A short foot chase and the man was taken into custody after allegedly discarding a bag onto the roof of another home.

A subsequent search of the bag uncovered a loaded handgun, a knife and almost $35,000 in cash. A quantity of dangerous drugs was also located on the man, including methylamphetamine.

Officers conducted a further search of the home and vehicles at the address and located various types of ammunition, dangerous drugs, a ballistic body armour vest, a hand gun, a self-loading centre fire rifle with a bayonet and further firearms.

A 29-year-old Kuraby man was charged with seven counts of unlawful possession of weapon, three counts of possessing dangerous drugs, two counts of authority required to possess explosives and one count each of obstruct police, trespass, wilful damage and possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of an offence.

A 38-year-old Caloundra West man was charged with one count each of possessing dangerous drugs, possessing utensils, authority required to possess explosives and offence to buy or possess medicines.

Both were due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today (July 1).

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