Three in court over weapons

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THEY are the three men who put Monto on the map when po­lice per­formed the largest weapons seizure in Queens­land.

The weapons seizure hap­pened at a Moon­ford property last year when po­lice un­cov­ered more than 300 high-pow­ered mil­i­tary grade weapons.

Don­ald Fred­er­ick Col­lard, Rod­ney Don­ald Col­lard and Stephen Noel Col­lard made their sec­ond ap­pear­ance in Biloela Mag­is­trates Court on March 26.

The fa­ther and two sons were charged with a string of weapons-re­lated of­fences, with Rod­ney Don­ald Col­lard also charged with stock act of­fences and Stephen Noel Col­lard also charged with one count of per­jury.

San­der­son and Parks so­lic­i­tor Jack Scott acted as town agent on be­half of SK

The largest weapons seizure in Queens­land in­cluded more than 50 Glocks and weapons used by SAS soldiers. Lawyers for the three men.

A brief of ev­i­dence was

re­quested from the prose­cu­tion by Mr Scott for the weapons charges against the men.

Mag­is­trate Barry Cos­grove ad­journed the mat­ters for men­tion and sum­mary re­view, in the mag­is­trates court, on May 26 to al­low for the briefs to be pre­pared.

The three men were charged with weapons of­fences af­ter more than 328 high-pow­ered mil­i­tary grade weapons and a fur­ther 4.2 tonnes of am­mu­ni­tion were found dur­ing a po­lice search at their Monto property on Novem­ber 25 last year.

The largest weapons seizure in Queens­land in­cluded more than 50 Glocks and weapons used by SAS soldiers.

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