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The man was operating with an out-of-date licence, police say.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