Two men charged with firearm offences following vehicle stop, NSW

Two men have been charged after police allegedly found firearms, cash and jewellery in a car during a vehicle stop in Sydney’s southwest, NSW Police say.

About 11.20pm on Saturday yesterday, officers stopped and spoke to the driver of a Toyota Hilux in Hector Street.

Police had cause to search the two men in the car, during which they allegedly located a rifle and replica handgun.

They also allegedly located cash and a bag of jewellery and antiques.

Both men were arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station.

A 28-year-old man driving the Toyota was charged with possess unauthorised pistol.

A 48-year-old passenger was charged with possessing an unregistered firearm in a public place, not keep firearm safely, possess unauthorised firearm without licence and goods in custody.

The 28-year-old man was refused bail to appear before Bankstown Local Court today tomorrow.

The 48-year-old man was refused bail and appeared before Parramatta Local Court yesterday today and was remanded to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

Inquiries are continuing.