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Coffs Harbour Man on Drug and Firearms Charges

A Coffs Harbour man is facing drug and firearms charges after a vehicle stop near the Queensland border.

At 1:45am on Sunday morning, Northern Borders Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle at Tweed Heads for the purpose of Random Breath Testing. 

After a number of enquiries Police had cause to search the vehicle. 

During that search a number of replica 'Gel Blaster' firearms were located in the vehicle. These firearms all resembled the real weapons and are capable of firing gel projectiles. 

A passenger in the vehicle, a 31 year male from Coffs Harbour, admitted ownership of all firearms stating he had purchased them in Queensland for his son for Christmas. 

Also located was 0.35g of Cannabis which police will allege belonged to the 31 year old male. 

The firearms include;

  • Colt M4
  • Glock 18
  • Scar sub machine gun
  • STD water gun electric fire
  • MP52 sub machine gun
  • MP7 crystal bullet model
  • M249 machine gun

The 31 year old Coffs Harbour man has been charged with possess prohibited drug and 14 counts of possess unauthorised pistol / firearm, and was bail refused to appear at the Tweed Heads Local Court later today.