Weapons found in worker’s camp in Roma

A shipment of taser-style weapons has been seized in Sydney, leading to the arrest of a FIFO worker in Roma.

The stun guns were disguised as torches, had been shipped from Thailand and were addressed to the post office box of the McConnell Dowell camp on Bend Road in Roma, according to the Roma Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

The package was intercepted at the Sydney Gateway Facility by Australian Customs and Border Protection officers.

A 41-year old Gold Coast man was arrested after Roma CIB searched the man’s room at the camp, and discovered eight stun guns of the same type.

In this operation, which was launched in February 2014, Queensland Police and Australian Customs and Border Protection have intercepted 42 weapons.

The man has been charged with two weapons related offenses, and has been released on bail with conditions to appear in the Roma Magistrates Court in May.



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