Handgun that be folded up to look like a phone is uncovered in drug raid
- Mobile that folds out into a gun seized in drugs raid
- Police testing to see if the apparent weapon works
- Two arrested over raids that netted drugs and weapons
Police have seized a device that looks like mobile phone but folds out to become a pistol in a series of raids that also netted 1kg of cocaine, ammunition, knives and other drugs over the past two weeks.
The apparent weapon disguised as a mobile was seized by Western Australian police in a raid on a property in Baldivis, south of Perth on February 15.
Police are conducting ballistics tests to see if it functions as a firearm.
Also allegedly found during the raid was $115,000 in cash, ammunition, drug paraphernalia, a belt with a concealed knife and 41 Oxymetholone tablets, which is an anabolic steroid.
A short time later police in the southern Perth suburb of Wellard raided what they said was a ‘drug distribution station’ in a garage, where it is alleged 1.03kg of cocaine and 163g of MDMA was seized.
WA police have seized a mobile that folds out to reveal a pistol in drug raids south of Perth
Police have been conducting ballistics tests with the device to see if it is a working firearm
On February 17 police issued a plea for public assistance to locate William John Fleming in connection with the raids.
He was arrested on Saturday afternoon on Smart Street in Mandurah, also south of Perth.
Police allege a search of his vehicle yielded 58g of meth and more than $1000 cash.
Mr Fleming was charged with nine offences, including breaching bail, possessing prohibited drugs with intent to sell or supply, possessing a firearm or ammunition, possessing a prohibited weapon and money laundering.
He appeared at Perth Magistrates Court on Sunday and was refused bail to appear again on March 3.
A 25-year-old woman, from Wellard, was also charged with possessing a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply.
She will appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court on April 3.