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Qld police find weapons, drugs stockpile

AAP logoAAP 20/10/2016

Five Queensland men have been charged after police on the Darling Downs uncovered a stockpile of guns and drugs.

Detectives raided a number of commercial and residential properties across Toowoomba, Ipswich and the Lockyer Valley on Thursday and allegedly found a loaded .22 calibre firearm, amphetamine, cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

The group of men includes a 40-year-old from Harristown who will face a drug trafficking charge and a 52-year-old from Cawdor who was slapped with weapons charges.

The latter charges related to the discovery of almost 50 other registered guns, but which were not properly stored.

The 52-year-old will appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on November 23.

Another man, also 52, was charged with a string of offences including drug trafficking, unlawful possession of firearms and the unlawful supply of firearms.

Senior Sergeant Scott Stahlhut said some registered weapons holders were not heeding advice about security and storage compliance.

"I urge community members to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously to report any criminal and drug behaviour so we can continue to target these offenders," he said.

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