Items including firearms and drugs seized

Under Investigation

As part of an ongoing investigation, a significant amount of stolen property firearms, drugs and cash have been recovered by police.  

During Friday (16 July 2021) officers from Criminal Investigations, Territory Targeting Team and General Duties executed search warrants at residences in Bonner and Gowrie and at a storage facility in Mitchell.

The following items were located:

  • a sawn off 12 gauge double barrel shotgun
  • a sawn off .22 calibre rifle and a suppressor
  • a homemade shotgun
  • a taser
  • a ballistic vest
  • a stick of biogel explosive.
  • approximately $30,000 worth of drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine and cannabis
  • approximately $20,000 worth of stolen tools
  • $3000 in cash

The tools recovered were able to be returned to the tradesmen who owned them as the majority had the mobile numbers of the owners engraved on them.

At this time no charges have been laid in relation to these items however enquiries are continuing and police have spoken to the people associated with these locations.

Anyone that has information that can assist police about illegal firearms and drug supply in the ACT is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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