A man will appear in court today charged after firearms, weapons, drugs and cash were seized during a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) search of a home in Sydney’s south-west.
As part of ongoing inquiries, detectives from the Criminal Groups Squad stopped a vehicle on Proctor Parade, Villawood, and served an FPO on the 34-year-old male driver about 9am yesterday (Friday 13 September 2019).
Shortly after, detectives, assisted by the Public Order and Riot Squad, conducted an FPO search at a home on Alcoomie Street, Villawood.
During the search officers seized a replica pistol, a shotgun, extendable baton, several knives, OC spray, $6500 cash, and a large quantity of steroids.
The 34-year-old Villawood man was subsequently arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station.
He was charged with possess unregistered firearm-prohibited firearm, not keep firearm safely-prohibited firearm, possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority, two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, and possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance.
The man has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 14 September 2019).
Anyone with information in relation to organised criminal activity, including the unauthorised possession or illicit supply of firearms is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.