Guns seized from property near Taree after Crime Stoppers tip-off
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 01:14:22 PM
A tip-off to Crime Stoppers has resulted in two firearms being seized and the arrest and charging of a man near Forster.
Acting on information provided by a member of the public to Crime Stoppers, police executed a search warrant on a property on Bucketts Way, Krambach, 40km south west of Taree, about 3.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 7 March 2017).
Police from Manning/Great Lakes Local Area Command seized two unregistered rifles as well as ammunition, and arrested a 31-year-old man at the home.
He was taken to Taree Police Station where he was charged with
• Possess unauthorised firearm
• Possess unregistered firearm
• Not keep firearm safely
• Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority
• Cultivate prohibited plant
• Supply prohibited drug
• Possess prohibited drug.
Cannabis plants were also seized.
The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear in Forster Local Court on Thursday 30 March 2017.