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Officer Resigns over Guns

Cairns Post

28 August 2013

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A Queensland Police sergeant has resigned in disgrace over an anti-corruption probe into an alleged stash of illicit weapons found in his private armoury that had been handed in under the gun amnesty.

Former officer-in-charge of Ravenshoe Police Station Michael Musumeci, a licensed gun collector and amateur war historian, resigned two weeks ago as part of an ongoing internal audit and investigation by Ethical Standards Command. Detectives reportedly found an arsenal of weapons including replica firearms in the possession of the highly regarded, veteran policeman.

The ex-officer, who previously worked at Lockhart River… resigned a day after he was interviewed by ESC investigators and moved out of his police house.

Police sources said the ESC probe was part of a statewide investigation into missing firearms seized or lost in police raids and others that had reportedly been handed in under the various gun control schemes.

It is understood the officer had self-registered the weapons into his own name.

A three-month amnesty in Queensland this year netted 19,000 weapons…

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