Ammo, weapons, drug lab found in police raid

Some of the items found during police raids on a Highfields man's home.
Some of the items found during police raids on a Highfields man's home.

A HIGHFIELDS man with suspected bikie links has been arrested after police raided his home.

Tactical crime squad officers from Toowoomba and specialist criminal motorcycle gang detectives from Taskforce Maxima raided the 22-year-old's Finch Way home on Tuesday morning.

Darling Downs District Crime Group officer Detective Acting Inspector Paul Hart said police had to force open the door of the home.

"Once inside, a search revealed glassware, documents alleged to be instructions on how to produce dangerous drugs, ammunition, other material used to make explosive devices and property suspected of being gained from, or used in the commission of criminal activity," Det. Act. Insp. Hart said.

He said a butterfly knife, extendable baton and knuckledusters as well as black powder and shotgun shells were seized.

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"We have removed ammunition and potentially explosive material from the streets and that is a positive for us."

The man was charged with possessing dangerous drugs, possessing instructions to manufacture dangerous drugs, possessing restricted weapons, possessing explosives, and obstructing police.

"Police are exploring the possibility the offender in this instance may have links to the Bandidos..."

Some of the weapons found by police.
Some of the weapons found by police.

The man is due to front Toowoomba Magistrates Court on July 8.

"Joint activities between local detectives and specialist criminal motorcycle gang investigators will continue throughout the region," Det. Insp. Hart said.

"Police are asking any members of the public with information regarding possible criminal motorcycle gang activity, or other criminal activity, to contact the Toowoomba Criminal Investigation Branch or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000."


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