Police charge man with 62 firearms offences in Central Tablelands region – Clandulla

Issued at 10.30am, Thursday 20 June 2019

A man has been charged after 20 firearms were seized from a home at Clandulla in the Central Tablelands region.

Police attached to Operation Armour attended the Ferris Street address about 10am on Wednesday 19 June 2019.

They served the man, aged 68, with a Firearms Prohibition Order and a Weapons Prohibition Order before searching the premises.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District seized 20 firearms, prohibited items and ammunition.

The man was taken to Mudgee Police Station where he was charged with a large amount of offences, being:

  • Possess Unauthorised Firearms
  • Possess Unregistered Firearms
  • Not Keep Firearms Safe
  • Possess Defaced Firearm
  • Possess Unregistered Pistol
  • Not Keep Pistol Safe
  • Aggravated Possession (more than 3 unregistered)
  • Aggravated Possession (more than 3 unregistered, 1 prohibited)
  • Possess Firearm barrel
  • Possess Ammunition
  • Possess Stolen Firearms
  • Possess Shortened Firearm
  • Possess Prohibited Weapon
  • Possess explosives (fireworks)

He was bail refused to appear before Mudgee Local Court today (Thursday 20 June 2019).

Operation Armour was launched on Tuesday 4 June 2019 and will be conducted in rural areas across the state in all Police Districts. General duties officers will be assisted by specialist police from the Firearms Registry, Rural Crime Prevention Team, the Drug and Firearms Squad, and the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor throughout the operation.

The operation will focus on preventing, disrupting and reducing firearm thefts. Firearms Prohibition Orders and Weapons Prohibition Orders will be conducted, as well as safe storage inspections.

More information about responsibilities as a firearms owner, including licences, permits; sale and purchase, and safe storage can be found at the Firearms Registry page on the NSW Police Force website: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/online_services/firearms

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