Tara crime bust reveals drugs and firearms

A 62-year-old man to face Dalby Magistrates Court on drugs and weapons charges

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Some of the items seized by police at Tara.

Some of the items seized by police at Tara.

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Detectives from the Toowoomba Major and Organized Crime Squad (Rural) have disrupted an alleged major drug producer from Tara.

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Detectives from the Toowoomba Major and Organized Crime Squad (Rural) have disrupted an alleged major drug producer from Tara after searching a rural property and seizing $42,000 worth of high grade cannabis.

A systematic search of the 16 hectare rural allotment on Arnolds Road was conducted by detectives last Thursday morning with the assistance of police from Dalby and Tara.

During the search, police located four hidden firearms, which were uncovered in various locations on the property.

Police allegedly uncovered nine kilograms of dried cannabis, seven grams of amphetamine, two unregistered rifles, an unregistered handgun, a shortened shotgun and a large quantity of ammunition.

A 62-year-old man was charged with multiples drugs and weapons offences and is due to face Dalby Magistrates Court on June 20.

Detective Sergeant Brendan Murphy of State Crime Command’s Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) said the seizure of cannabis and the removal of four unregistered firearms would be a relief to the local community.

“Disrupting a producer of this scale demonstrates our Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) investigators are vigilant and focused on protecting the interests and safety of our rural communities,” Detective Sergeant Murphy said.

Information for police can be made by contacting Policelink on 131 444 or by using and online form 24 hours a day.

Information can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au

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