1kg of Heroin, Cash, and Firearms Seized in Joint Investigation, Gold Coast

A Robina man has been charged in connection with attempting to import a kilogram of heroin into Queensland. Officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF), in Sydney, had recently detected the heroin which had been sent through the international mail stream.

Police executed a search warrant at a Robina residence where a 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with multiple drug and weapon offences.

During the search of the man’s residence and vehicle, police located and seized a .22 calibre pistol with silencer, a sawn-off 410 shotgun, ammunition, $42 650 in cash, and quantities of MDMA and cocaine.

The investigation commenced after an illicit substance was detected inside a consignment seized at the border which forensic testing confirmed to be heroin.

Investigators will allege the man attempted to import the heroin, which has an estimated street value of in excess of $500 000.

He was charged with 10 offences including: importing a marketable quantity of heroin, possessing marketable quantities of border controlled drugs, possessing proceeds of crime, possession of unlicenced weapons, possession of a shortened weapon and possession of a silencer.  He appeared at the Southport Magistrates Court.