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Moruya man arrested, one of two charged with weapon offences

Two men will face court today charged with multiple firearm and weapons offences following a vehicle stop and execution of a Firearm and Weapons Prohibition Order on the South Coast.

Acting on information, about 7.30am yesterday (Thursday 20 August 2020), officers from South Coast Police District stopped a vehicle on Tallyang Street, Bomaderry.

The driver, a 31-year-old Moruya man, was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station, where he was charged with three outstanding warrants, drive whilst disqualified, driver state false name, possess house breaking implements, possess prohibited drug, larceny, possess shortened firearm (x2) and goods in custody.

He was refused bail and is due to face Nowra Local Court today (Friday 21 August 2020).

A short time later, with assistance from the South East Region Enforcement Squad, a Firearms Prohibition Order and Weapons Prohibition Order was executed at a home on Bunberra Street, Bomaderry.

Officers allegedly located and seized two shortened firearms, a shortened rifle concealed within a cavity behind a mirror, an electronic stun device, and goods believed to be stolen, including a motorbike, power tools and generator.

The 31-year-old male occupant – who is the subject of a Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Order – was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station, where he was charged with possess shortened firearm (x2), firearm etc found at premises-subject to prohibition order, goods in custody (x2), and possess prohibited drug.

He was also refused bail and is due to face the same court today.

Inquiries are continuing.

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