A man will appear in court charged over firearms and weapons offences following an ongoing joint NSW Police Force investigation.
Detectives from the State Crime Command's Organised Crime Squad and Western Region established Strike Force Mactier to investigate criminal networks in the state's Central West.
Royal Commission: Dirt roads and a sneaky fox put an end to Sue's home care
Today, as part of their joint enquiries, investigators attached to the strike force with assistance from the Rural Crime Prevention Team, executed a search warrant at a property on Warrys Road at Hill End.
Video has been supplied by NSW Police
The warrant was executed on Wednesday 25 September and Thursday 26 September, 2019
During the search, police say they seized four handguns, a tablet press, firearm scopes, and ammunition, two stolen vehicles and a small amount of MDMA.
Strike force investigators also seized large machinery and earth moving equipment, believed to be stolen or the proceeds of crime, with an estimated value of more than $500,000.
Following extensive inquiries, Organised Crime Squad detectives arrested a 49-year-old man following a vehicle stop on Biloela Street, Villawood, just after 10am today, Wednesday 6 November.
The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station and charged with 14 offences, including:
- Possess unauthorised pistol (x4),
- Not keep firearm safely-pistol (x4),
- Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit,
- Possess tablet press or drug encapsulator,
- Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit (x3),
- Possess more than three unregistered firearms.
The Villawood man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today, Wednesday 6 November.