Drugs and firearms found during crime bust in Tara

Detectives from the Toowoomba Major and Organized Crime Squad (Rural) have disrupted an alleged major drug producer from Tara after searching a rural property and seizing $42,000 worth of high grade cannabis.

tara raid gunsA systematic search of the 40 acre rural allotment was conducted by Detectives with the assistance of police from Dalby and Tara.

During the search police located four hidden firearms which were uncovered in various locations on the property.

Officers executed a search warrant at the Arnolds Road property just after 8am on Thursday, June 1.

Police allegedly uncovered nine kilograms of dried cannabis, seven grams of amphetamine, two unregistered rifles, an unregistered handgun, a shortened shotgun and a large quantity of ammunition.

A 62-year-old man was charged with multiples drugs and weapons offences and is due to face Dalby Magistrates Court on June 20.

Detective Sergeant Brendan Murphy of State Crime Command’s Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) says the seizure of cannabis and the removal of four unregistered firearms would be a relief to the local community.

“Disrupting a producer of this scale demonstrates our Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) investigators are vigilant and focused on protecting the interests and safety of our rural communities.”