Police from State Crime Command’s Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) have closed a major firearm and drug operation in the Tara and Millmerran areas.
Sixteen search warrants were executed over the last three days (5-7 February) on predominantly rural properties by officers from Toowoomba, Kingaroy and Roma MOCS (Rural). They were further assisted by the Firearms and Cannabis Team, Dalby CIB and the dog squad.
During the search, officers discovered buried unlawful weapons and identified firearms being modified and rebuilt. They also located a quantity of cannabis and methylamphetamine valued at over $262,000. The cannabis seizure included 25 mature plants ranging in size from two to four metres in height.
The illegal firearms seized included twelve illegal firearms – a MG08 Military 303 machine gun (Category R), one x Ruger Mini 14 .223 with two extended magazines (category D), one 303 full wood Military rifle, one single barrel shotgun 12 gauge, one black powder musket, one homemade black powder pistol, two homemade silencers (category R), two homemade black powder cannons, one .22 bolt action rifles and one homemade firearm).
As a result of this operation 17 people were charged with 56 drug and weapons offences.
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