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Man charged after loaded firearm seized during vehicle stop - Raptor Squad

Sunday, 26 September 2021 08:30:12 AM

A man will appear before court today after being charged with firearm and drug offences in Sydney’s west.

About 5pm yesterday (Saturday 25 September 2021), officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle for a random breath test on Hunter Street, Parramatta.

Subsequent checks revealed the driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old man, was allegedly in breach of bail conditions and was arrested.

Officers from the Raptor Squad attended, and a search of the vehicle was conducted, with police seizing a loaded revolver and prohibited drugs.

Police also seized pistol ammunition that was located under a baby capsule in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle.

The man was taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, not keep firearm safely - prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence, possess prohibited drug and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 26 September 2021).

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009, before becoming a standalone squad in 2021. Raptor Squad conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.