Wooroloo Guns and Drugs Charges

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Wooroloo guns

A Kalgoorlie man has been charged with numerous drug and gun possession charges as a result of an operation targeting illegal drugs and stolen property in the Kalgoorlie District.

On 4 February 2019 a vehicle stop was conducted on Great Eastern Highway in Wooroloo and the driver was identified as a person of interest to Kalgoorlie Detectives.

It is alleged during the search of the vehicle police located and seized:

  • Approximately 482grams of Methylamphetamine,
  • Cash,
  • Pepper Spray, and
  • A Taser torch.

Further inquiries by Kalgoorlie Detectives resulted in a search warrant being executed on 11 February 2019 at a property on Bulong Road in Kanowna.

It is alleged during the search of two sea containers located on the property, police located and seized:

  • Two handguns,
  • A modified rifle,
  • A modified shotgun,
  • Approximately 300 rounds of ammunition,
  • 3 generators (suspected stolen valued around $40,000),
  • 1000 litre diesel fuel tank and pump on trailer (suspected to be stolen,
  • Stolen Toyota Landcruiser, and
  • Drug paraphernalia.

A 45-year-old man from Kalgoorlie is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on 19 February 2019 charged with:

  • Five counts of Possessing Stolen or Unlawfully Obtained Property,
  • Four counts of Unlicensed Person Came into Possession of Three or more Firearms, and
  • One count of Unlicensed Person Possess Ammunition.

The investigation is currently ongoing.