A man will face court tomorrow charged with firearm offences following a vehicle stop in Sydney’s south west this afternoon.
As part of ongoing proactive operations by the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad to address firearm related crime in south west Sydney, a Toyota Camry was stopped on Alfords Point Road Bridge, Padstow Heights, just before 1pm today (Friday 5 March 2020).
A passenger was seen to throw a bag and firearm from the vehicle and with assistance from the Public Order and Riot Squad, the 30-year-old man, was arrested.
The bag, containing two firearms, along with a third firearm were recovered from the roadway. They have been seized for forensic examination.
The man was taken to Sutherland Police Station. Following inquiries, the driver and a second passenger were released.
As part of inquiries, investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Bowden Boulevarde, Yagoona, where firearm parts and a flick knife were seized.
He was charged with three counts of possess unregistered firearm-pistol and acquire pistol – subject to firearms prohibition order.
The Forster man has been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 6 March 2021)