Police charge man over possession of modified firearm in Sydney Olympic Park

A man has been charged after a modified nail-gun was found in a vehicle in Sydney’s west yesterday.

About 6.30am (Friday 24 May 2019), officers from the Public Order and Riot Squad (PORS) were patrolling in Sydney Olympic Park when they stopped and spoke with a man.

During a search of the man and his vehicle, police uncovered a bag in the boot with a modified Ramset J20 nail-gun with a suppressor attached and ammunition inside. The nail-gun was modified to fire .22 calibre rounds.

The 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with possess unauthorised firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit and breach bail.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 25 May 2019).

Public Order and Riot Squad officers also arrested a female occupant of the vehicle who had an outstanding arrest warrant.

The 32-year-old woman was charged with one outstanding warrant related to the following offences; take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, licence expired less than two years before and fail to appear in accordance with bail acknowledgment.

She was refused bail and appeared at Burwood Local Court yesterday (Friday 24 May 2019).

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