Manufacture of Weapons Arrest, Harristown

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

Police say that around 8.45am yesterday, officers from the Darling Downs District Tactical Crime Squad executed a search warrant at a Stephen Street address.

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A search of the property was conducted and there they 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) and 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.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444.