Mechanic finds firearm hidden in vehicle

Charged with multiple offences #2

A 33-year-old man from Campsie, NSW has been arrested and charged with unauthorised possession of a prohibited firearm, possessing ammunition, and trafficking a controlled substance following the discovery of a handgun in a vehicle.  

Yesterday (Thursday, 2 March 2023) ACT Policing was called out to an auto shop in Belconnen after a mechanic allegedly located a concealed firearm in a vehicle that was scheduled for a service.  

Officers attended the scene and observed a 3D printed and modified firearm with a plastic grip and metal barrel. The vehicle and firearm were seized, and officers arrested the owner of the vehicle a short time later. 

When members arrested the man, they allegedly located a .22 calibre hollow point round of ammunition, approximately $2,500.00 cash, two mobile phones, and several clip seal bags believed to contain a trafficable amount of methamphetamine.  

The man is set to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning. 

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