Tara, Millmerran drug and weapons charges laid

Rural crime: Tara, Millmerran drug and weapons charges laid

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RURAL CRIME: A total of 17 people have been charged with 56 drug and weapons offences in the Tara and Millmerran areas.

RURAL CRIME: A total of 17 people have been charged with 56 drug and weapons offences in the Tara and Millmerran areas.

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A total of 17 people have been charged with 56 drug and weapons offences in the Tara and Millmerran areas.

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POLICE have charged 17 people with 56 drug and weapons offences in the Tara and Millmerran areas.

Police from State Crime Command’s Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) executed 16 search warrants on predominantly rural properties on February 5-7. 

During the search, officers located buried weapons and identified firearms as being modified and rebuilt. They also located a quantity of cannabis and methylamphetamine valued at more than $262,000. The cannabis seizure included 25 plants ranging from 2m to 4m in height.

Police found 25 cannabis plants ranging from 2m to 4m in height.

Police found 25 cannabis plants ranging from 2m to 4m in height.

There were 12 illegal firearms including a MG08 military .303 machine gun (Category R), one Ruger Mini-14 .223 with two extended magazines (category D), a .303 full wood military rifle, a single barrel 12 gauge shotgun, a black powder musket, a homemade black powder pistol, two homemade silencers (category R), two homemade black powder cannons, a .22 bolt action rifles and a homemade firearm.

Officers from Toowoomba, Kingaroy and Roma MOCS (Rural) were assisted by the Firearms and Cannabis Team, Dalby CIB and the dog squad.

Crime can be reported to Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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