ACT Policing detectives seized a modified 12-gauge shotgun and a quantity of drugs in Braddon today (Wednesday, 23 October).
About 10.20am, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Response Team observed the men sitting in the front seat of a silver Toyota Yaris in a Girrahween Street car park.
After approaching the vehicle, the officers observed the passenger had what appeared to be clip seal bags of illicit drugs.
The detectives directed the men out of the vehicle. The firearm was located on the driver’s seat as the driver left the vehicle. It was immediately seized.
Police conducted a search of the vehicle, locating a quantity of methamphetamine and valium. The drugs are believed to have a potential street value of around $1,700. Ammunition for the firearm was also seized.
The two occupants of the vehicle, a 25-year-old Oxley man and a 29-year-old Murrumbateman man, were both arrested and transported to the ACT Watch House. They will be charged with drug and firearm related offences.
The men will face ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.
ACT Policing is currently conducting campaigns targeting illicit firearms and drugs. If you know or suspect anyone in your neighbourhood is involved in criminal activity contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.
Rewards of up to $5,000 are being offered for information leading to the seizure of illicit firearms, and the successful prosecution of illicit firearms offenders.