Police have uncovered a stash of firearms hidden in a bunker, during an investigation into an alleged kidnapping and torture in Far North Queensland.
It’s alleged on September 4, a 28-year-old local man attended a property on Chettle Road in Arriga to meet with a 27-year-old man known to him.
He was allegedly approached by the 27-year-old and a 37-year-old man who were both armed with rifles.
The man was forced into a vehicle by the pair and tied up inside before being assaulted with a rifle, which caused head injuries.
Police say the men allegedly took the victim’s wallet and damaged his car before freeing him and demanding he leave.
The man drove to Atherton Hospital and notified police.
Later that day, officers attended the Arriga property, uncovering a hidden bunker beneath a haystack containing 27 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
They also allegedly found jewellery, watches, cannabis, methylamphetamine and stolen property belonging to the victim.
A 27-year-old Arriga man has been charged with one count each of armed robbery, deprivation of liberty, torture, assault occasioning bodily harm, wilful damage and two counts possession of dangerous drugs.
A 37-year-old man has been charged with two counts of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and one count each of armed robbery, deprivation of liberty, torture, assault occasioning bodily harm, unlawful possession of a weapon, threatening violence with a firearm and wilful damage.
Both men have been remanded in custody to reappear in Mareeba Magistrates Court on November 11.
Investigations into the located firearms are continuing.