Over 450 firearms seized in the middle of Cooma

Ian Campbell 4 September 2019
Photo: NSW Police

Photo: NSW Police

Police have uncovered a jaw-dropping number of firearms from a property in Cooma.

On Thursday, August 22, officers from Monaro Police District went to a property on Blairgowie Avenue, Cooma and seized seven firearms that had failed to be forfeited from a deceased estate.

Police report, “An 80-year-old man, who is a registered firearms dealer, assisted police with their inquiries. Only three of the seven guns could be located.”

“During their search, police witnessed a large number of firearms stored at the property, with suspected damage due to moisture.”

Photo: NSW Police

Photo: NSW Police

Police returned yesterday (September 3) and seized 462 firearms and ammunition with the assistance of NSW Fire and Rescue.

“Due to the poor condition of the firearms, police and NSW Fire and Rescue personnel required breathing apparatuses to retrieve them.”

An investigation into alleged breaches of the Firearms Act is underway. The man’s firearms licences have been suspended.

Photo: NSW Police

Photo: NSW Police

Original Article published by Ian Campbell on About Regional.

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