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ACT Policing seized ten unregistered firearms during a warrant in Theodore yesterday (Monday, 3 August 2015).
Members from ACT Policing’s Tuggeranong and Woden Patrol’s, together with members from the Crime Reduction Team, conducted a series of search warrants under section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900.
During the execution of the warrants, police seized ten firearms from a Theodore residence. These included a number of semi-automatic .22 calibre rifles, a sawn-off .22 calibre rifle, two shot guns and a .38 calibre revolver. Approximately 700 rounds of ammunition were also seized. (firearms pictured)
None of the firearms, nor the ammunition were stored in accordance with the Firearms Act 1996. In addition, the pistol was loaded, contrary to the Firearms Act 1996.
A small quantity of Cannabis was also seized during the warrant.
A 36-year-old Theodore man has been summonsed in relation to a number of firearm offences, including the possession of unregistered and unlicensed firearms, their incorrect storage and possession of a prohibited firearm. He will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
ACT Policing urges anyone with information regarding illegal firearms to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
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