Police seize firearms during Belconnen search warrant

Police seize firearms during Belconnen search warrant

ACT Policing executed a search warrant on a vehicle yesterday (Monday, 11 January 2020) seizing two firearms, a 12 gauge shotgun and a .44 calibre rifle as well as a quantity of shotgun shells.

About 5am, police were called to Moulden Court, Belconnen after reports of a suspicious vehicle at the location.

Police located a vehicle with a man sleeping in the driver’s seat with the engine running. Police also observed an unsecured rifle inside the vehicle.

Police gained entry to the vehicle, arrested the man and secured the vehicle.

A search warrant was obtained by police before searching the vehicle and locating two firearms along with a quantity of ammunition.

The man, who was currently on a good behaviour order, will face court on Friday, 15 January 2021 for unauthorised possession of a firearm, unlicenced driver, fail to comply with storage requirements, and possess ammunition generally.

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