The Courier-Mail

Gun im­porter ‘un­li­censed’


A GOLD Coast man has been ac­cused of il­le­gally im­port­ing more than 100 guns to dis­trib­ute across Aus­tralia.

The weapons were seized dur­ing a raid on an Ash­more busi­ness last month but po­lice re­vealed the op­er­a­tion yesterday. Po­lice have re­cov­ered 97 of 110 weapons that were im­ported il­le­gally.

The 30-year-old man will face the South­port Mag­is­trates Court on Au­gust 26.

The raid, which in­volved the Or­gan­ised Crime Squad, was part of a broader op­er­a­tion tar­get­ing gun deal­ers with ex­pired li­cences.

The man was op­er­at­ing with an out-of-date li­cence, po­lice say.

“Peo­ple who law­fully pos­sess firearms in our com­mu­nity have obli­ga­tions and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties,” de­tec­tive In­spec­tor Scott Knowles said in a state­ment.

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