A man has been charged after police located a number of firearms allegedly hidden in the bullbar of a vehicle during a Firearm Prohibition Search near Mudgee.
Police say that at about 10.30am on Tuesday, 18 February Orana Mid-Western Police District officers, assisted by the Dog Unit, conducted a search on a home on Ferris Street in Clandulla - between Mudgee and Bathurst.
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During the search, officers located a Toyota Landcruiser inside a shed at the rear of the property.
Upon searching the Landcruiser, two firearms - a Winchester .22 calibre rifle and a side by side double barrel shotgun - as well as ammunition and a silencer were located, allegedly concealed within the bullbar.
A 68-year-old man was arrested and taken to Mudgee Police Station.
He was charged with 12 offences including:
- Two counts of possess unregistered firearm-not prohibited firearm/pistol
- Two counts of possess unauthorised firearm
- Two counts of not keep firearm safely-not prohibited firearm/pistol
- Two counts of Acquire etc firearm - subject to prohibition order
- Use, supply, acquire or possess defaced firearm
- Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority
- Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit
- Use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order
The man was also charged with breaching his bail conditions.
He was refused bail to appear before Mudgee Local Court on Wednesday.