Two charged, loaded firearm seized – Taskforce Erebus

State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad officers have charged two men after seizing a loaded firearm and ammunition, as part of proactive operations targeting organised criminal networks under Taskforce Erebus.

About 9.30pm yesterday (Saturday 21 May 2022), SF Erebus officers, with the assistance of the Raptor Squad, SF Hawk officers, and PolAir, executed a Firearms Prohibition Order search at a home on Waterloo Road, Greenacre, as part of high-visibility patrols.

A 46-year-old man was arrested after he attempted to flee the scene. Police searched the man and allegedly located ammunition.

During a subsequent search of the premises, police also seized a loaded firearm.

All items will undergo forensic examination.

A second man, aged 44, was arrested at the home and both men were taken to Bankstown Police Station.

The older man was charged with possess ammunition without a permit or licence, and the younger man was charged with possess firearm in contravention of a firearms prohibition order and possess unauthorised firearm.

Both men were refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 22 May 2022).

Taskforce Erebus was established by the NSW Police Force, in partnership with the NSW Crime Commission, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Federal Police (AFP), to investigate a spate of recent murders and other serious organised crime.

The Taskforce is being led by State Crime Command (SCC) under the National Organised Crime Response Plan and includes detectives, analysts, and other resources as part of a bolstered multi-agency response.

Anyone with information that may assist Taskforce Erebus investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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