Guns seized in Kaleen and Forde

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ACT Policing has seized nine registered firearms and tear gas during inspections and warrants across Canberra yesterday morning (Thursday, March 26).

About 7am, members of ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team conducted two inspections under the Firearms Act 1996 at residential properties in Kaleen and Evatt as well as executed two search warrants under section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900 at residential properties in Melba and Forde.

During the inspection at the Kaleen residence police seized five firearms and are now investigating the legality of their registration. These included a 12-gauge side by side double barrel shotgun, a .22 calibre and 410 gauge combination under and over rifle and shotgun, a .177 calibre pellet rifle, a bolt action .22 calibre rifle, and a bolt action .243 calibre rifle (pictured).

During the inspection at Kaleen police also located and seized three rifles and one shotgun that were not stored in accordance with the Firearms Act 1996.

During the search warrant in Forde, police seized a canister of CS gas (tear gas), a magazine for a .22 rifle and a small quantify of a substance believed to be an illicit drug.

Investigations are ongoing.

ACT Policing urges anyone with information regarding illegal firearms to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on Information can be provided anonymously.

Police remind people they should not report crime information via their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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