5 October 2018

30-year-old man to face court after police seize guns, ammunition and AFP badges

| Lachlan Roberts
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The bolt-action rifle recovered by ACT Police. Photo: Supplied

A 30-year-old man found with guns, including a bolt-action rifle, ammunition and police badges will face the ACT Magistrates Court today after a targeted operation by ACT Policing’s Crime Disruption Team.

Police said the man was arrested on Thursday morning (4 October) about 11am when AFP Specialist Response Group (SRG) members raided an address in Higgins.

The man was in a white Toyota Landcruiser in the driveway, but police said the Landcruiser had number plates attached that were registered to a Mitsubishi Magna.

A search of the premises resulted in many stolen items being located including two Australian Federal Police (AFP) badges, a sawn-off shotgun, a bolt-action rifle, a ‘Stop Stick’ tyre deflation device, and three motor vehicles.

About 1500 rounds of ammunition for various firearms was also found on the premises.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today on 13 charges, including four counts of possession of stolen property, unauthorised possession of prohibited firearms, unauthorised possession of firearms, possession of ammunition, possession of a prohibited substance, driving while disqualified, riding or driving a motor vehicle without consent, and several other vehicle offences.

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