Taskforce Maxima – weapons and laboratory equipment – Albany Creek

Detectives from Taskforce Maxima have charged two men with suspected links to the Bandido OMCG after allegedly locating drugs, weapons and laboratory equipment at an Albany Creek residence yesterday, Queensland Police say.

Around 8am police executed a search warrant in Ganton Place. As a result, police will allege they located drugs including GHB and methylamphetamine, a sawn off shot gun, a cricket bat converted into a mace, items believed to be used in the production of dangerous drugs and a stolen generator.

A 47-year-old Albany Creek man has been charged with two counts of possess dangerous drug and one count each of possess restricted drug, possess tainted property, possess category M weapon and fail to dispose of syringe.

A 48-year-old Albany Creek man has been charged with one count each of possession of a dangerous drug and property suspected to be stolen.

Detective Inspector Phillip Stevens said the search warrant was intelligence driven after police received information that persons with links to the Bandidos OMCG were supplying dangerous drugs.

“Those offenders with links to the criminal networks associating with OMCG will continue to be targeted by the QPS and Taskforce Maxima. The removal of yet another shortened illicit firearm and drug manufacturing equipment stops further crime being committed. OMCGs often distance themselves from this type of activity to minimise the risk to them of being detected,” Detective Inspector Stevens said.

Both men have been issued with a Notice to Appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on October 5.

Investigations are continuing.

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

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