Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bazookas Dumped at Tip

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bazookas Dumped at Tip

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AMBER MACPHERSON

amber.macpherson@scnews.com.au

TWO "super bazooka" rocket launchers capable of destroying tanks on a battlefield have been uncovered at the Noosa tip.

Noosa Police were surprised to receive the two M20 3.5 inch rocket launchers from the Noosa Shire Council waste management contractors Cleanaway yesterday.

Noosa Heads Police officer-in-charge Ben Carroll said the discovery was made by rubbish sorters at the dump.

"The Council Waste management contractor did the run through Noosa- Eumundi Rd industrial area," Senior Sergeant Carroll said.

"At some point they collected them from some bin along there.

"The waste management discovered them, thought it was unusual and grabbed them out.

"Then the guy from waste management contacted us and said 'can we bring them in?'.

"We organised a time for them to come in because we didn't want them to jump out of the car with two bazookas and walk up to the counter."

While the rocket launchers were found with no missiles, Snr Sgt Carroll it's possible they could still fire. …

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