A 32 year old Queanbeyan man has been arrested after police found a loaded gun in his car last night.
About 10.15pm officers stopped the car on Launceston Street, Phillip, where they found a loaded firearm and a holster under the driver’s seat. Police then seized the vehicle.
The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where he received Watch House bail.
South District Superintendent Paul Shakeshaft has commended the actions of the officers involved.
“Due to the diligence of the officers who conducted the traffic stop there is one less firearm on Canberra streets,” Superintendent Shakeshaft said.
“I would like to remind Canberrans that all our officers are working hard to remove illegal firearms from our community.”
The man will be summonsed to the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date on firearms offences.