Stun guns bound for Roma mine site seized by police

A MAN with eight stun guns hidden in his room on a mine site at Roma was attempting to import another 42 stun guns from Thailand, police allege.

The 41-year-old Gold Coast man will face Roma Magistrates Court early next month charged with two weapons related offences.

He has been released on bail.

In February 2014, detectives from the Roma CIB launched an operation with officers from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service targeting the movement of illegal items being sent through the mail to Roma.

As a result of this joint operation, detectives identified the attempted shipment of illegal 'stun guns' from Thailand.

All items were intercepted and seized by border protection at the Sydney Gateway Facility.

An examination of these stun guns identified the stun gun to be housed within the head of a medium size operational torch.

Further investigations identified the items were addressed to a PO Box registered to a mining company based in Roma.

Inquiries at this mining site helped to identify a man who had purchased the stun guns.

A search of the man's room at the mine site located on Bend Rd, Roma, was performed and a further eight stun guns were located.



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