Two men will face court today charged after a firearm, illicit drugs and cash were seized during a vehicle stop in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.
About 6.30am (Monday 6 December 2021), officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command stopped a taxi on Campbell Street, Liverpool, as part of proactive operations.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle – a silver Toyota Tarago – officers seized a loaded pistol located under the rear passenger seat, approximately 125ml of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), 5.3 grams of heroin and more than $9000 in cash.
Police arrested both occupants of the taxi – two men aged 51 and 30 – who were taken to Liverpool Police Station.
The older man was charged with possess unregistered firearm – pistol, acquire firearm – subject to prohibition order, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, two counts supply prohibited drug (more than indictable quantity), two counts possess prohibited drug, and deal with property proceeds of crime (less than $100,000).
The younger man was charged with possess unregistered firearm – pistol and possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority.
Both men were refused bail and are due to appear today (Tuesday 7 December 2021) at Liverpool Local Court.
Following inquiries, a search warrant was executed at a home in George Street, Liverpool, just after 7.30am today (Tuesday 7 December 2021).
During the search, police seized a combined weight of 1.962 kilograms of methylamphetamine, 1.05 grams of cannabis, 3 x suboxone films, and 2 litres of gamma-hydroxybutyrate.
A 54-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman were arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station.
The man was charged with supply prohibited drug large commercial quantity, possess prohibited drug (x2), allow use of premises as drug premises, and breach of bail.
The woman was charged with being found on drug premises.
The man was refused bail and will appear before Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 8 December 2021.
The woman has been granted conditional bail and will appear before Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 12 January 2022.