These rifles and cartridges were seized from an Emu Park property after police executed a search warrant.
These rifles and cartridges were seized from an Emu Park property after police executed a search warrant. Nikita Watts

Drugs, guns found in police raids

THOUSANDS of dollars in cash plus drugs, rifles, gun powder and bullets were taken out from two separate homes during more police raids on the Capricorn Coast yesterday.

The Yeppoon Criminal Investigation Branch used dogs from Brisbane and the Rockhampton Dog Squad to sniff out two rifles, buckets of gun powder and boxes of ammunition on a property on Tanby Road, Emu Park.

Detectives then swooped on a property on Birdwood Ave, Yeppoon, where they seized more than $13,000 in cash, as well as a quantity of amphetamines in separate bags, scales, small clip seal bags and a water pipe.

A 63-year-old Yeppoon woman was yesterday charged with a number of offences including possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils and possessing items used in the commission of a crime.

In the Emu Park raid, a 43-year-old man was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and unlawfully possessing explosives.

Both are due to appear separately in the Yeppoon Magistrates Court on March 3.

Meanwhile, the Yeppoon CIB yesterday charged a 44-year-old man with producing and possessing dangerous drugs and unlawful possession of explosives after his property was raided on Tuesday.

During that raid, police seized 257 marijuana seedlings, and rifle and shotgun cartridges.

That accused is due to appear in the Yeppoon Magistrates Court on March 3.



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