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Man charged over discovery of firearms – Stanthorpe

Police last month allegedly located a large number of illegal firearms and ammunition that had been buried on a property near Stanthorpe.

It is alleged detectives had been conducting follow-up investigations in relation to the murder of Philip Carlyle in April 1997 when they located 11 handguns, two AR15 rifle with full automatic components, 3 rifle barrels (major components) for long arm firearms and in excess of 10,000 rounds of ammunition.

The firearms were allegedly located on August 5, 2017 in barrels, buckets and tubing that were buried on a property twenty minutes outside of Stanthorpe.

A 66-year-old Reedy Creek man has been charged with major firearms offences relating to the possession of illegal firearms and failure to secure ammunition properly.

He is due to face the Southport Magistrates Court today.

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