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Man charged; two firearms seized - Raptor Squad

Friday, 30 April 2021 09:33:05 AM

Raptor Squad have charged a man with a range of firearm related offences following a vehicle stop by police in Sydney’s south-west.

Yesterday (Thursday 29 April 2021), the State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad received information that a man travelling from Victoria was in possession of firearms.

About 7.45pm, officers attached to Raptor Highway Patrol stopped a Victorian registered Holden Commodore sedan at the intersection of Canterbury Road and Gibson Avenue, Bankstown.

The driver, a 43-year-old man from Mildura, was arrested at the scene.

Searches of the man and the car were executed which resulted in police seizing two .45 calibre pistols.

The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with two counts of possessing an unauthorised pistol, two counts of not keep firearm safely and two counts of possess unregistered firearm - pistol.

Police will allege in court that the man travelled from Victoria to NSW for the purposes of selling firearms.

He was refused bail to appear before Bankstown Local Court today (Friday 30 April 2021).