Police arrest man after drugs, firearm found in car at Albury

A man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to evade police in the state’s south.

About 10.20am (Thursday 12 March 2020) officers from Murray River Police District were patrolling the North Albury and Lavington areas when they allegedly observed a man fuelling a green Ford Falcon that was bearing incorrect Victorian registration plates.

Police approached the service station to speak with the man, who allegedly fled on foot through the back door of the service station.

The handle of a shotgun was observed on the front passenger’s seat.

During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly located a loaded sawn-off shotgun, ammunition, liquid believed to be GHB and drug paraphernalia. These items were seized and will undergo forensic analysis.

Additional police were called, and a short time later the driver of the vehicle was found hiding in a nearby wool broker’s shed.

He allegedly attempted to flee, before being arrested on Wagga Road, Lavington.

The 28-year-old man was taken to Albury Police Station, where he is assisting police with inquiries.

Inquiries are continuing, and charges are expected to be laid.

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