Drugs, firearm and counterfeit money located; man charged in Cronulla

A man has been charged after police allegedly located a rifle, drugs, and counterfeit money at a home in Sydney’s south, NSW Police say.

On Thursday 18 October 2018, a pair of shoes was purchased from a shoe store in Miranda.

Police were alerted to the use of counterfeit money and officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command commenced an investigation.

Shortly before 2:30pm yesterday (Friday 26 October 2018), police executed a search warrant at a home in Pozieres Street, Cronulla.

Police will allege during the search they located a number of items including counterfeit notes, a rifle, a quantity of ammunition, MDMA tablets, cannabis, and a quantity of white powder believed to be cocaine.

All items were seized for forensic examination.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was taken to Sutherland Police Station and charged with 14 offences, including:

  • Dishonestly obtain property by deception;
  • Utter counterfeit money knowing it to be counterfeit;
  • Possess prohibited drug x4;
  • Supply prohibited drug – indicatable x2;
  • Possess prescribed restricted substance;
  • Possess unauthorised firearm;
  • Not keep firearm safely-not prohibited firearm;
  • Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit;
  • Acquire etc pistol-subject to firearms prohibition;
  • Acquire etc ammunition subject to prohibition.

The man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday 27 October 2018).

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