ACT Policing arrested a 32-year-old Queanbeyan man following the seizure of a gun during a routine traffic stop last night.
About 10.15pm officers from Woden Patrol conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle in Launceston Street, Phillip.
After making several enquiries officers located a loaded firearm and a holster underneath the driver’s seat. Police then seized the vehicle.
The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where he received Watch House bail.
South District Superintendent Paul Shakeshaft has commended the actions of the officers involved.
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“Due to the diligence of the officers who conducted the traffic stop there is one less firearm on Canberra streets,” Superintendent Shakeshaft said.
“I would like to remind Canberrans that all our officers are working hard to remove illegal firearms from our community.”
The man will be summonsed to the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date on firearms offences.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]