Wanted man arrested and loaded firearm seized at Bexley North, NSW

A man will face court today on outstanding warrants and firearms offences after being arrested during a Firearms Prohibition Order search at Bexley North, NSW Police say.

About 2pm yesterday (Monday 27 August 2018), officers from Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squad (RES) attended a home unit at Bexley North for the purpose of an FPO search.

As they arrived, a man ran from the property, allegedly dropping a bag as he fled.

Police located a loaded semi-automatic 9mm Berretta pistol and further ammunition inside the bag, all of which was seized for forensic examination.

A perimeter was established and, with the assistance of local police, PolAir and the Dog Unit, RES officers located and arrested the man about 2.45pm.

The 37-year-old man was taken to St George Police Station and checks revealed he was wanted by the Drug and Firearms Squad in relation to an alleged kidnapping at Glendenning in August 2017.

He was charged with the three outstanding warrants, as well as six firearms offences, assault and intimidate officer in execution of duty, found on/entering/leaving drug premises, organises/conducts/assists drug premises, and trespass.

The man was refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today (Tuesday 28 August 2018).

A second man, aged 30, who was also arrested as part of the FPO operation, was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, found on/entering/leaving drug premises, organises/conducts/assists drug premises, and trespass.

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

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