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Weapon and traffic charges, Trinity Park


A 62-year-old Trinity Park man was charged yesterday following a traffic intercept at Smithfield.

Officers observed the man driving a utility on the Captain Cook Highway around 8.30am.

The vehicle was intercepted, and the man was found to be driving whilst under a licence disqualification.

Further inquiries resulted in a search warrant being executed at his home address, where two firearms were allegedly located and seized.

It will be alleged the man did not hold a weapons licence authorising him to possess firearms.

He was issued with a notice to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on August 25, where he is expected to face charges of driving whilst disqualified and unlawful possession of Category A weapons.