Man charged; loaded pistol and drugs seized – Riverina

A man has been charged after police seized a loaded pistol, ammunition, explosives and drugs following a search of a cabin and vehicle in the Riverina yesterday.

About 1pm (Tuesday 25 January 2021), officers from Murrumbidgee Police District Proactive Crime Team were conducting inquiries at a caravan park on Yanco Avenue in Leeton, about 60km south east of Griffith, when they spoke to a 21-year-old man, before searching his cabin.

During the search, officers allegedly found MDMA, methylamphetamine, cannabis, explosive detonators and a large quantity of fireworks and ammunition.

Officers also searched the man’s black Commodore utility where they located and seized a loaded .22 calibre pistol, along with more ammunition and fireworks.

The man was arrested and taken to Leeton Police Station where he was charged with:

• possess prohibited drug (three counts)

• supply prohibited drug >indictable &

• possess unauthorised pistol

• possess unregistered firearm-pistol

• not keep firearm safely-pistol, and

• handle explosive/precursor without authorising licence (three counts)

He was refused bail to appear at Griffith Local Court today (Tuesday 26 January 2021).

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