A 23-year-old man from Eden, New South Wales will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning after being found in possession of a home-made shotgun.
About 8.15pm last night (Thursday, 12 September), Criminal Investigations detectives were conducting a mobile patrol of Clift Crescent, Richardson when they observed a yellow Toyota Hi-Ace van parked off the road.
During conversations with the man, the sole occupant of the vehicle, he informed police he had a loaded home-made shotgun wrapped in a towel behind the front seat of the van.
Police observed the barrel of the firearm protruding and seized it. The man was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House.
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Detectives executed a search warrant on the vehicle, during which they seized ammunition and an illegal dagger.
Police will oppose bail.