Man charged over loaded shotgun in Qld pub

A man has been charged after police found a loaded shotgun in his backpack at a far north Queensland pub.

The 29-year-old, who was initially arrested at a Cairns tavern on an outstanding warrant, was also allegedly found to be carrying a flick knife, drug supply equipment and ammunition.

The Kurrimine Beach man appeared in Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday on 11 offences including weapons and drugs offences. He will reappear on August 13.