Lab and weapons located during raid on OMCG residence, Upper Coomera

Three people have been charged and weapons and drugs, including a drug manufacturing lab, have been seized by officers from Taskforce Maxima and Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrols, Queensland Police say.

Yesterday morning officers executed a search warrant at an Upper Coomera address and seized a shortened double barrelled shotgun, a revolver, cash, methylamphetamine, GHB and a taser.

During the search police also located items they suspect had been used in the production of amphetamine. The Illicit Laboratory Investigation Team (ILIT) were called to attend the address and seized cookers, burners, glassware and chemicals.

Three people, including a 56-year-old man and Lone Wolf associate was charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a category A weapon, possession of a shortened firearm, unlawful possession of a category H weapon, possess category R weapon, possess explosives, possess dangerous drug (methylamphetamine), possess dangerous drug (MDMA) and possess dangerous drug (GHB). He was due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

A 40-year-old man was charged with possession of dangerous drugs (GHB) and two counts of possess drug utensils. He will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on October 12.

A 33-year-old woman was charged with possess property used in the commission of a crime and will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on September 30.

“OMCG members and associates continue to be arrested on a regular basis for serious weapon and drug related crime.  There is a cost and risk of being a member of, or associated with an OMCG and other organised crime groups, and that is demonstrated by the actions and outcomes achieved yesterday,” Detective Inspector Phillip Stevens, Taskforce Maxima said.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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