Police seize ammunition and cannabis – Central North

Police seized ammunition and cannabis following a search of a home in the state’s north west last week.

As part of a proactive rural crime operation, officers attached to Central North Rural Crime Prevention Team with the assistance of investigators from Central North Police District, conducted a Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO) at a property on the Castlereagh Highway, Walgett, about 3.55pm on Friday 5 June 2020.

During the search, officers located and seized, two rifle bolts, ammunition, cannabis oil and cannabis seeds.

A 32-year-old man charged with two counts of acquire firearm part without authority to do so, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority and possess prohibited drug.

He was given a future court attendance notice to appear at Walgett Local Court on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

State Rural Crime Coordinator, Detective Inspector Cameron Whiteside said this is a great example of local police working alongside the Rural Crime Prevention Team to prevent rural crimes, whilst disrupting those that prey upon our farmers.

“These operations are not only conducted on long weekends, you can expect to see the Rural Crime Investigators out and about working with local police, on various days and nights,” Det Insp Whiteside said.

“We received information over the weekend about rural crimes being committed in these areas, and we will be back in support of farmers and landholders that provided this information.”

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