Police charge man with trafficking and firearms offences

Police have charged a 23-year-old man with trafficking drugs, and firearms offences following a targeted search in New Norfolk yesterday.

The operation resulted in the seizure of four illegal firearms, two of which are confirmed as stolen, and a significant quantity of ammunition, as well as illicit drugs and cash.

The man’s charges include trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of stolen firearms, possession of firearms and ammunition without an appropriate licence, and cultivating a controlled plant for sale.

Detective Acting Inspector Mathew Adams said police actively investigate intelligence relating to illegal firearms and drugs.

“We know that there are people out there in the community who have information about illegal firearms and illicit drugs,” he said.

“Please come forward and give police this information – you can stay anonymous – and help us take these things off the street permanently.”

“If you are involved in the distribution and sale of illicit drugs and firearms, police will target you to protect our community”.

The man will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court at a later date.

Anyone with information about illicit drugs and stolen or illegal firearms is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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