Canberra’s illegal firearms plumb new lows

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ACT Policing arrested two men yesterday (Friday, 20 November) in relation to drive-by shootings that occurred in October and November this year.

The men were identified as persons of interest after the shootings that took place in Oxley on 14 October, Richardson on 21 October, Monash on 8 November and Kambah on 16 November.

The two men were sitting in a car in Bonython when police arrested them during a surveillance operation. A single shot, bolt action .22 calibre rifle with no stock and a shortened barrel was found in the vehicle.

The pair were taken to the ACT Watch House and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning facing numerous charges including unauthorised possession or use of prohibited firearm, and discharge/possession of firearm in public place/street. Bail will be opposed.

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