Police have charged a man and a woman following the location and seizure of drugs, firearms and cash in Trinity Beach last week, Queensland Police say.
Uniformed and plain clothed officers from Smithfield and Cairns attended a Vasey Esplanade address just after 4.15pm last Friday in search of two people deemed persons of interest in a number of matters.
A handgun allegedly located in the man’s possession
Officers gained entry to the dwelling and located a man and a woman in an upstairs bedroom. They were immediately detained and the man was directed to lie on the floor. As he did so, a handgun allegedly fell from his shorts.
The 9 millimetre pistol was seized and a search conducted of dual-level dwelling. During the course of the search, officers allegedly located a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun, a sawn-off 12 gauge shotgun, knives including a flick knife, batons, a conducted energy weapon (like a taser), ammunition and other related items.
A significant quantity of crystal methylamphetamine in several packages was also located, along with pipes, other drug related paraphernalia, and a large quantity of cash.
The 30-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were each charged with nine offences including three counts of possession of weapons of various categories, as well as single counts of possession of a dangerous drug, supplying dangerous drugs, possession of property suspected as being the proceeds of a drug offence, possession of restricted items, possession of drug utensils and possession of property used in the commission of a drug offence.
The pair have been remanded to reappear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on August 15.
Some of the items seized during the search.