More than 100 guns taken off crims after tip-offs
TIP-OFFS to CrimeStoppers led to more than 100 illegal guns being taken out of the hands of criminals during a nationwide community operation police revealed on Thursday.
Operation Unification encouraged the community to dob gun owners in to the CrimeStoppers reporting line.
During the 15-day sting police across Australia searched 87 premises, made 52 arrests and laid 104 gun related charges.
A large number of reports have been sent to local stations to be investigated further.
An average of five calls a day were directly linked to Queensland.
Three people were charged with offences relating to weapons, drugs and explosives.
More than 80% of the information passed on to police is under investigation.