Man charged after police find guns in raids

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POLICE have charged a man who they say has links to the Comancheros bikie gang with drug and gun offences after a search on a Joondalup property today.

This morning Gang Crime Squad detectives executed a search warrant at a residence on Lakeside Drive.

The search warrant was executed with the assistance of the Australian Federal Police, who provided a firearm and explosives detection dog, and a currency and drug detection dog.

L-R: Firearm and Explosives Detection Dog Matilda (Tillie) and Currency and Drug Detection Dog Autumn. Picture: AFP

It will be alleged a small quantity of methylamphetamine and four guns were located at the residence – one rifle, two handguns and a shotgun.

A 28-year-old man from Joondalup, who has links to the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang, has been charged with possessing a prohibited drug (methylamphetamine) and possessing three or more unlicensed firearms.

He is expected to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Gang Crime Squad detectives executed a further search warrant at a gym on Winton Road, Joondalup, a facility which is used by adults and children.

A loaded handgun was located during the search of the facility and inquiries into that weapon are continuing.