ACT Policing detectives investigating an attempted home invasion in Curtin on Sunday night (October 13) have seized a firearm and a quantity of illicit drugs during a search warrant executed at a residence in Kaleen today (Tuesday, October 15).
Acting on information received following the execution of a warrant in Richardson yesterday, Criminal Investigations detectives executed a second warrant today.
During this warrant police seized a .22 calibre hand gun, which was secreted in a wall cavity of the home, and a quantity of illicit drugs suspected to be methylamphetamine.
A 20-year-old Kaleen man was arrested following the warrant and taken to the ACT Watch House where he will be charged with firearm offences. He will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court tomorrow (Wednesday, 16 October).
Detective Sergeant John Giles said this is 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 incident in Curtin are ongoing.
Anyone who has any information in relation to this investigation and is yet to speak to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.