Swords, crossbows, tasers, batons seized; man charged – Cardiff

A man will face court today after several prohibited weapons were seized from a home at Cardiff yesterday.

About 3.45pm on Monday 13 January 2020, officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended a unit on Macquarie Road, Cardiff, in relation to a concern for welfare.

Upon arrival, police spoke with an 11-year-old boy and a 36-year-old man.

Police were granted entry to the premises where they located a gel-blaster rifle and pistol, pellets, swords, knives, and drug paraphernalia.

A 36-year-old man was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station.

Later that evening, police executed a search warrant at the home where they seized more than 60 items, including gel-blasters, 11 sling shots, four extendable batons, three tasers, three knuckle dusters, two crossbows, a number of knives including machetes, throwing knives and swords, fireworks and a white substance believed to be cocaine.

The man was charged with 32 offences including possess prohibited weapon without permit, possess unauthorised firearm, and possess ammunition without permit.

He was refused bail to face Toronto Local Court today (Tuesday 14 January 2020).

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