DETECTIVES confiscated a modified 12-gauge shotgun and a bag of illegal drugs from two men sitting in a car in the centre of Canberra this morning.
About 10.20am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Response Team approached the two men as they sat in the front seat of a silver Toyota Yaris in a car park off Girrahween Street, Braddon.
After approaching the vehicle, the officers noticed the passenger had what appeared to be clip seal bags of illicit drugs and directed the men to get out of the vehicle.
They then noticed the shotgun sitting on the driver’s seat as the driver left the vehicle and immediately seized it.
A search of the vehicle located shells for the shotgun as well as methamphetamine and valium that police say have a potential street value of around $1,700.
The two occupants of the vehicle, a 25-year-old Oxley man and a 29-year-old Murrumbateman man, were both arrested and transported to the ACT Watch House. They will be charged with drug and firearm related offences.
The men will face ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.
ACT Policing is currently conducting campaigns targeting illicit firearms and drugs, and rewards of up to $5,000 are on offer for information leading to the seizure of illicit firearms, and the successful prosecution of illicit firearms offenders.
Any information about criminal activity can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au