ENOUGH weapons to arm a small army were found after police executed a raid in Gladstone on Friday.

Ninja stars, knuckle dusters, sling shots, shortened firearms, pistols, rifles, steroids, ecstasy, cannabis, amphetamines, prescription drugs and a large amount of ammunition were among the items located by police.

Gladstone Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Senior Sergeant Luke Peachey said Gladstone detectives had executed a search warrant in a Penda Ave address.

"As a result a 29-year-old female at that address was taken into custody and is currently assisting us with our inquiries," he said.

Sgt Peachey said it was extremely worrying to find so many firearms at one address.

"Considering the strict laws in regard to the licensing of these firearms, and our inquiries so far have revealed none of the weapons were licensed, in fact a number were altered, it's extremely worrying that these types of firearms are out there on the streets," he said.

"However, it's very reassuring to find that we've once again taken this sort of array off the streets."

He said investigations were ongoing regarding whether the weapons were connected with the drug trade.

"The drugs and firearms were located in the same area, however there's nothing obvious to state that the firearms were being used in obtaining those drugs."

Sgt Peachey said the CIB was relentless in tracking down people doing the wrong thing.

"We'll continue to be out there and kicking in doors of people that we believe are doing the wrong thing," he said.

Sgt Peachey said there appeared to be no outlaw motorcycle gang connection to the cache.



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