DETECTIVES have seized a handgun and suspected illegal drugs from a house in Kaleen this afternoon, as they work to track down three would-be home invaders who fired a gun into the front door of a Curtin apartment on Sunday night.
The police were acting on information received after they searched a house in Richardson yesterday, in connection to the same case.
Officers found the .22 calibre handgun hidden in a wall cavity of the home, and arrested a 20-year-old Kaleen man, who will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court tomorrow charged with firearm offences.
An unspecified amount of a substance that police suspect to be methylamphetamine was also seized during the search.
Detective Sergeant John Giles said the arrest was an example of ACT Policing’s dedication to removing illicit firearms from Canberra streets.
“The seizure of this hand gun just days after we announced the crackdown on illicit firearms in the ACT shows that ACT Policing is committed to getting these weapons out of the hands of criminals,” Detective Sergeant Giles said.
Investigations into the attempted home invasion in Curtin are continuing.
Anyone who was in the Curtin area on Sunday night and may be able to assist police with the investigation can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or by going to act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.