Harristown Man Arrested: Manufacture of Weapons

arrested and charged


11 January 2019

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A man has been charged in relation to the alleged manufacture of weapons following a search of a Harristown home yesterday.

Around 8.45am, officers from the Darling Downs District Tactical Crime Squad executed a search warrant at a Stephen Street address.

A search of the property was conducted where police located a shipping container with a large range of equipment inside.

Manufactured weapons components, tools used to manufacture weapon components (drill press, grinders and welders), weapon manufacturing instructions, weapon drawings, weapon templates, a computer with weapon manufacturing instructions, and a manufactured Category R submachine gun along with a mobile phone and a quantity of methylamphetamine and smoking utensils.

A 52-year-old male resident was arrested and taken to the Toowoomba Watch House where he was charged with:

  • The manufacture of a Category R weapon
  • Possession of a Category R weapon
  • Possessing drugs, possessing drug utensil
  • (Not having) authority required to possess explosives (ammunition)
  • Possess tainted property were seized

He appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today and was bailed to appear in that same court on March 7.

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