Firearms seized, man charged during drug supply investigation – Strike Force Fauld

A man will appear in court today charged with firearms offences as investigations continue into the supply of prohibited drugs across Sydney’s CBD

In August 2019, officers from Sydney City Police Area Command established Strike Force Fauld to investigate the supply of prohibited drugs, including methylamphetamine, across Sydney.

In December 2019, strike force investigators charged two men, aged 38 and 27, who remain before the courts.

Following inquiries, investigators, with the assistance of officers from South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad (RES), executed a search warrant at a home in Goondah Street, Villawood, about 7am yesterday (Wednesday 19 February 2020).

During a search of the property, officers located a SKS assault rifle, a shotgun, ammunition, jewellery, mobile phones, $3500 in cash, and documentation.

These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

A man, also aged 27, was arrested at the home and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, and two counts of deal with property proceeds of crime.

The man was refused bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Thursday 20 February 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Fauld are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Fauld investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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