Police charge six with firearms related burglary and trafficking

Following a targeted investigation by the Burnie Criminal Investigation Branch and Western Drug Investigation Service, six people from the Burnie area have been charged with firearms trafficking.

Of these, four are also charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing and Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part.

A 27 year old Wynyard woman has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing and Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part.

A 32 year old Boat Harbour woman has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing, Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part and Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms.

A 27 year old Boat Harbour man has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing and Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part. Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms, conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements, Possessing a Controlled Drug and Selling a Controlled Drug.

A 38 year old Burnie woman has been charged with Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms, Possession of Stolen Firearms and Conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements.

A 33 year old Wynyard man has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Burglary, Stealing and Stealing Firearm / Firearm Part. Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms and conveying a firearm contrary to the prescribed safety requirements.

A 27 year old Upper Burnie man has been charged with Unlawfully Trafficking in Firearms and Possession of Stolen Firearms.

Three members of the group were remanded in custody. Two have since been bailed. All will appear in the Burnie Magistrates Court on 6 April.

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