Man charged after manufacturing firearms, NSW

A man will face court today after allegedly manufacturing firearms on the state’s Central Coast. , NSW Police say

Strike Force Beano was established by officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command to investigate the manufacture and sale of firearms in the area.

Following inquiries, on Thursday 5 January 2017, police executed a search warrant at a business in Berkeley Vale. Four 9mm pistols were seized and will undergo forensic examination.

yesterday, police executed a second search warrant at a house on Palm Valley Road, Tumbi Umbi, and located and seized a small amount of methylamphetamine, firearm related parts, partially manufactured firearms, ammunition and firearm production plans.

A 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with possess unregistered firearms, possess prohibited drug, dishonestly obtain financial advantage and carry cutting weapon upon apprehension.

Further charges are expected to be laid.

The man was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court today.

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