Three firearms found buried in backyard; two charged – Umina Beach

A man and a woman will appear in court today charged with drug and firearms offences after two rifles and a shotgun were found buried in the backyard of a home on the Central Coast.

About 7.30pm on Friday (24 May 2019), officers from Brisbane Water Police District, with assistance from Strike Force Raptor North executed a search warrant at a home on Lentara Road, Umina Beach.

During the search, police found two shortened .22 calibre rifles and a 12 gauge shotgun buried in the backyard.

More than 1kg of methylamphetamine, nearly 400g of heroin, 1.4g of MDMA, 17g of cannabis, three motorcycles, a Toyota 86, a mountain bike, mobile phones, jewellery and nearly $95,000 cash was also seized.

A 67-year-old man and 53-year-old woman were arrested at the home and taken to Gosford Police Station.

The man was charged with 13 drug and firearms offences including two counts of possess shortened firearm (not pistol) without authority, possess unauthorised firearm, three counts of possess prohibited drug, and supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity).

The woman was charged with supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), and organises/conducts/assists drug premises.

They were both refused bail to appear at Wyong Bail Court today (Saturday 25 May 2019), where they were formally refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court today (Monday 27 May 2019).

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