Imitation firearms, drugs and knives seized in Warrnambool

Police have seized multiple imitation firearms, drugs and knives after executing a warrant in Warrnambool on Monday.

Officers from Warrnambool Divisional Tasking Unit, with assistance of members from Critical Incident Response Team, Warrnambool Crime Investigation Unit and Hamilton Crime Investigation Unit executed a search warrant at a Crawley Street address about 5am.

Police seized three imitation pistols, a gel gun, an imitation sawn-off shotgun, an imitation rifle, two knives and a quantity of drugs including cannabis and prescription medication.

Two people were arrested at the address.

A 33-year-old Warrnambool man was charged with seven weapons offences including being a prohibited person possessing an imitation firearm.

A 27-year-old Warrnambool man was charged with multiple drug-related offences.

They were both bailed to face Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court on 15 June.

Anyone with information about the firearm activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report to www.crimestoppersvic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Bill Caldow:

“Imitation firearms have the appearance of real firearms and we are pleased these items have been taken out of the community.

“They can only be in the community for criminal purposes and people need to be aware that possession of illegal firearms, whether they be imitation or real, is serious offending.”

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