Police charge man after homemade firearms located during vehicle stop at Nowra

A man has been charged after police located homemade firearms inside a car, following a vehicle stop on the state’s South Coast yesterday.

About 12.10pm (Wednesday 14 July 2021), police stopped a Commodore at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Albatross Road, Nowra.

Officers spoke to the driver and passenger – two men aged 24 and 28 – and subsequent checks revealed the driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

During a search of the driver and vehicle, police seized a live round of ammunition, spent casing, a homemade handgun, a homemade rifle, a homemade shotgun and a machete.

Both men were arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station.

Later that day, officers searched a home on Maclean Street, Nowra, and located items consistent with the manufacture of firearms. The items were seized for forensic examination.

The younger man was charged with possess pistol, possess ammunition, custody of a knife and an outstanding warrant.

He was refused bail to appear in Nowra Local Court today (Thursday 15 July 2021).

The older man was released pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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