Police charge man over attempted firearm acquisition

A man has been charged after allegedly attempting to acquire a pistol and ammunition.

Last month, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad established Strike Force Narus to investigate the supply of illicit drugs in Sydney’s south.

During the course of the investigation, investigators received information suggesting a man was attempting to acquire a firearm.

Following extensive investigations, strike force investigators arrested a 21-year-old man at a car park at Rockdale about 11am on Monday 16 September 2019.

Shortly after the arrest, detectives searched the man’s car and allegedly located prescription medication.

The Bexley man was taken to Kogarah Police Station and charged with attempt to acquire firearm without licence or permit- pistol, attempt to acquire ammunition for firearm without licence, and possess prescribed restricted substance.

Police will allege in court that the man arranged to purchase a Glock pistol and ammunition online.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Anyone with information in relation to the importation and supply of prohibited drugs and firearms is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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