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Appeal after Raptor Squad locate firearm and drug manufacture items - Lidcombe

Saturday, 07 January 2023 03:49:29 AM

Raptor Squad officers have seized a firearm and precursors to the manufacture of methylamphetamine during a search warrant in Sydney’s west.

On Thursday (5 January 2023), officers from the State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad received information about the alleged manufacturing of methylamphetamine at a unit in Lidcombe

Acting on information, Raptor Squad officers executed a search warrant at a unit on Uhrig Road, Lidcombe, about 7pm later that day, where they located two glass cooking containers containing liquid believed to be methylamphetamine.

Specialist police from the Drug and Firearms Squad’s Chemical Operations Unit attended to assist in dismantling the scene.

Further items were located and seized including drug paraphernalia and items consistent with the manufacture of methylamphetamine. During a subsequent search of an allocated storage area, police located a double-barrel shotgun, ammunition and an air pistol.

All seized items will undergo further forensic examination.

No arrests have been made, with investigators urging anyone who may have information to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information that may assist 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.