Scary: The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and about 600 rounds of ammunition was seized from a home at Josephville on Wednesday. POLICE investigating the Hells Angels Motorcycle Clubarrested a24-year-old Josephville man andseized aAR-15 semi-automatic rifle and ammunitionduring the search of a home on Wednesday.
About 10 Taskforce Maxima officers descended on the home beside Mt Lindesay Highway andseized600 rounds of ammunition,illicit substances includingmethylamphetamine, GBH, cannabis and prescription drugs.
The 24-year-old man was arrested without incident.
He was later charged with a string of offences including the possession of restricted weapons, possession of firearm magazines and thepossession of dangerous drugs, restricted drugs and drug utensils.
The man was given a notice to appear inin the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on July 5.
Detectives had been investigating links between outlaw motorcycle gangs and illegal firearms when they received a tip off in recent days about the AR-15 rifle.
Task Force MaximaActing Detective Inspector Russell Jones said the man in custody is the brother of a Hells Angel member.
Acting Inspector Jones said theseized weapon was highly dangerous and could have caused significant harm to the community.
“That type of firearm can only be possessed by a person who is licensed to be a commercial roo shooter or a professional shooter,” he said.
“Once again were are finding drug and weapons in the hands of criminal gang members and their networks.”
Acting Inspector Jones said investigations werecontinuing into whether the gun was stolen and how the man came to possess it.
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