Queensland police are investigating whether or not a 52-year-old man charged with manufacturing a submachine gun had any hyperlinks to organised crime.
Police raided a home within the Toowoomba suburb of Harristown on Thursday and located a delivery container with a wide variety of kit inside.
Officers stated they found manufactured weapon elements, instruments similar to a drill press, grinders and welders, drawings, templates and a pc with manufacturing directions.
Police stated a amount of methylamphetamine and smoking utensils have been additionally discovered.
Senior Sergeant Matt Howard stated the raid was the results of a tip-off from the neighborhood.
He stated the weapon discovery was regarding.
“It is a totally automated handgun, very highly effective … it’s going to be despatched to ballistics for testing,” he stated.
“We have now discovered different objects of this nature beforehand however not assembled like we had yesterday.”
Senior Sergeant Howard stated police believed the person had solely simply completed making the weapon.
“It was a really well-structured set-up and it is very regarding for police,” he stated.
“This firearm might have ended up wherever.”
He stated police can be making additional inquiries into whether or not the person had any hyperlinks with organised crime.
“It is solely early in our investigations, we’ll be making additional enquires in relation to sure hyperlinks … we’ll have our Intelligence part make these enquires for us,” he stated.
The person was taken to the Toowoomba watch home the place he was charged with a number of offences together with manufacture of a Class R weapon, possession of a Class R weapon, possessing medicine, possessing drug utensils, and possessing tainted property.
He is because of face courtroom once more in March.