Sydney man charged with importing firearm parts and steroids

A man has been charged following an investigation into the alleged importation of firearm silencers and steroids in Camden.

On Sunday 4 October 2020, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers inspected a package at the Sydney Gateway Facility mail centre that had arrived from overseas.

Further examination revealed it contained 70 vials of growth hormone, and anabolic steroids.

On Tuesday 27 October 2020, ABF officers intercepted a second package sent via air cargo which was found to contain four firearms silencers.

Both matters were referred to the NSW Police Force and detectives from Camden Police Area Command commenced an investigation.

On Wednesday 4 November 2020, a search was conducted at a home in Cobbitty and a business in Camden, with police seizing further prescribed restricted substances and a mobile phone.

On Sunday 22 November 2020 a further package containing four firearm silencers was intercepted by ABF officers.

Following inquiries, the 45-year-old man was arrested at Narellan Police Station about 4.45pm yesterday (Tuesday 1 December 2020).

He was charged with intentionally import prohibited tier-one goods without approval, two counts of import prohibited imports and possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance.

The man was refused bail and will appear in Campbelltown Local Court today (Wednesday 2 December 2020).

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