sctg-banner-wide2.png
spreads.gif

Over 450 firearms seized from Cooma property

Police have seized over 450 firearms from a property in the state’s south.

On Thursday 22 August 2019, officers attached to Monaro Police District attended a property on Blairgowie Avenue, Cooma to seize seven firearms that had failed to be forfeited from a deceased estate.

An 80-year-old man, who is a registered firearms dealer, assisted police with their inquiries. Only three of the seven guns could be located.

During their search, police witnessed a large number of firearms stored at the property, with suspected damage due to moisture.

Today (Tuesday 3 September 2019), police returned to the property and seized 462 firearms and ammunition with the assistance of NSW Fire and Rescue.

Due to the poor conditions of the firearms, police and NSW Fire and Rescue personnel required breathing apparatuses to retrieve them.

An investigation into alleged breaches of the Firearms Act is underway.

The man’s firearms licences have been suspended.






COMMENTS : You can use a pen name or better yet use your real name, you must provide a valid email address (that does not get published) and your comment will be moderated prior to approval (or rejection if that is the determination of the moderator). Refer to our Terms and Conditions if you have any questions) 

Please note that from time to time comments are archived. If you are looking for a previous comment no longer visible please contact us. Last Archived 7th July 2019