Firearm and drugs located at border checkpoint, Gold Coast


A man and a woman have been charged after a firearm, ammunition and drugs were located in a vehicle at the border checkpoint at Tugun.

It is alleged police intercepted a car around 8.45pm on July 22 and discovered drugs inside the vehicle and a modified pump action shot gun and ammunition in a bag in the boot.

A 24-year-old Waterford man has been charged with one count each of unlawful possession of weapons Category D/H/R weapon, offence in relation to unauthorised and prohibited explosives, bringing stolen goods into Queensland, forgery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on August 19.

A 23-year-old Lismore woman from has been charged with two counts of possessing a dangerous drug (namely amphetamine and cannabis).

She is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on August 21.

Investigations are ongoing.

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