Australia Dad's secret life as a gun-runner revealed: Father of two cries in court after being 'caught selling weapons to an undercover cop'
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He is the third person jailed in relation to the drug syndicate, in which he conspired to import more than 1.7 tonnes of MDMA, 136kg of cocaine and 15kg of meth.He is the third person jailed in relation to the syndicate, in which he conspired to import more than 1.7 tonnes of MDMA, 136 kilograms of cocaine and 15 kilograms of methylamphetamine into Australia.
A tradie described as a 'law-abiding family man' has been living a double life as a gun runner and drug trafficker, police have alleged.
Dad-of-two, Adrian Joseph Somerville, is accused of selling weapons since March, but was allegedly caught out on Wednesday after offering a gun to an undercover policeman.
The 32-year-old former FIFO mine worker lived a seemingly quiet life with his wife, Melissa Ann, and their two children in Greenbank, 33km from Brisbane.
But police will allege that he secretly sold guns and drugs, after charging him with 23 counts including weapons and drug trafficking.
Somerville was also charged with eight counts of supplying weapons and one count of selling a shortened weapon, according to the Courier Mail.
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Somerville wept as he appeared in court via video link on Thursday, after he was granted bail on strict conditions.
His mum, Deborah Joan, agreed to offer a $50,000 surety to ensure his release.
If convicted, he will serve jail time as trafficking weapons has a mandatory prison sentence.
Somerville's lawyer, Corey Cullen, told the court his client worked for Able Concrete Pumping and previously spent seven years working as a FIFO mine worker.
'My client has never been in trouble with the law in his life,'
Mrs Somerville told the court the couple have two children, a three-year-old toddler and a baby, who is 11 months-old.
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Under bail conditions, he must live at his family home with a curfew and report to Jimboomba police station three times a week.
He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 10.
Husband of Serbian pop star rubbishes claims of an international custody battle after taking their two sons with him to the Gold Coast - making it impossible for their mother to see them .
Dusan Jovancevic moved with his seven and nine-year-old boys to his hometown on the Gold Coast, Queensland, as coronavirus restrictions were slowly introduced earlier this year. Serbian gossip columns fanned rumours Mr Jovancevic had acted without his wife's permission and the move had left her deeply distressed as she stayed behind in Serbia, Herald Sun reported.