Man charged with multiple firearm offences following a search - Riverina

Thursday, 22 December 2022 11:12:01 AM

A man has been charged after police seized several firearms and weapons in the state’s South-west.

About 11am yesterday (Wednesday 21 December 2022), officers attached to Riverina Police District executed a search warrant at a property on Faye Avenue, Kooringal.

During the search of the home, police allegedly located two loaded firearms, a black pistol gel blaster, a green ‘assault rifle’ style gel blaster, a set of metal knuckle dusters, a set of nunchucks, .22 calibre ammunition, several shotgun shells and gel blaster ammunitions, prohibited drugs and several other stolen items.

The items were seized and will undergo further forensic examination.

A 18-year-old man was arrested before he was taken to Wagga Police Station where he was charged with 15 offences, including:

  • Possess shortened firearm (not pistol) without w/o authority x 2
  • Possess unauthorised pistol x 2
  • Possess unauthorised firearm
  • Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority
  • Not keep firearm safely-not pistol/prohibited firearm
  • Not keep firearm safely-pistol
  • Possess prohibited drug
  • Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit x 2
  • Receive/dispose stolen property-min. indict. off.
  • Goods suspected stolen in/on premises (not m/v)
  • Deal in or attempt to deal in protected animal
  • Possess > 3 unregistered firearms w/o licence/permit-

He will appear in Wagga Local Court tomorrow (Friday 23 December 2022).