Further charges after major police drug and firearm trafficking operation
A 29 year old Moonah man has appeared before a bedside court charged with:
- Trafficking in a controlled substance
- Unlawfully trafficking in firearms
- Recklessly discharging a firearm
- Possession of stolen firearms
- Possess a prohibited firearm
- Possess a shortened firearm
- Carry a firearm with intent to commit a crime
- Possess firearm or firearm part in contravention of a firearms prohibition order
He was also charged with additional firearms offences and driving whilst disqualified.
The man, who remains in the Royal Hobart Hospital with a buttock injury, appeared before a magistrate at a bedside hearing at midday today and was remanded in custody to reappear in the Hobart Magistrates Court via video link on 8 July 2019.
“Drugs, crime and firearms are intertwined. Operation Gold targeted the illicit activities of a syndicate that were responsible for bringing harm to our community. Tasmanians can be assured that this Operation has sent a clear message to those who believe their activities will go undetected,” Detective Inspector Kate Chambers said.
“The response from the community following Operation Gold reinforces to me that the very good work undertaken by members of Tasmania Police in order to make Tasmania the safest state in the country is both supported and appreciated. I would like to thank members of the community for their ongoing support”.
If you have any information about drug or firearms crime in our community, you can provide this anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au