Shotgun, hunting knives, sword seized; man charged at Coraki

A man has been charged after a shotgun, hunting knives and ammunition were located at a north coast home yesterday.

About 8.30am on Wednesday (20 May 2020), officers from Richmond Police Rural Crime Prevention Team – with assistance from the Richmond Police detectives, the Target Action Group, OSG officers and Tweed/Byron officers – executed a firearms prohibition order at a home on Minto Street, Coraki, where they spoke with a 41-year-old man.

During a search of the property, police located a double barrel shotgun, ammunition, hunting knives, a sword, laser pointers, cannabis and prescribed restricted substances.

The man was taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with possess prohibited weapon, possess firearm while unlicensed, possess ammunition without permit, firearm found on premises subject to FPO and possess prohibited drug.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday 29 June 2020.

Officers attached to Richmond Police Rural Crime Prevention Team executed two additional firearms prohibition orders (FPOs) at properties in Marom Creek and Evans Head yesterday as part of Operation Athena.

During those searches, police allegedly located knuckle dusters, tasers, several knives, ammunition and cannabis.

Inquiries are continuing.

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