Firearms, cash and drugs seized in targeted police operation

On 10/5/2021 members of Launceston Firearms Taskforce executed a search warrant at a South Launceston address.

As a result of the search the following was located and seized;

– 3 x pistols

– 1 x improvised homemade explosive device

– Over 1000 rounds of ammunition

– Trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine

– Trafficable quantity of another drug that is believed to be speed

– $86,000 cash

On 12/5/21 a 27-year-old South Launceston man was arrested and charged with;

– Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence

– Possess ammunition when the holder of a licence

– Trafficking in a controlled substance

– Possess controlled drug

– Dealing with proceeds of crime

The man has been bailed to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court on 16/6/21.

Investigations are continuing and police have not ruled out further arrests.

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