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Guns found hidden in four-wheel drive on F6 at Helensburgh

POLICE have charged a man with firearm offences after locating a number of guns in a car during a vehicle stop near Helensburgh today.

About 10am, officers attached to Sutherland Detectives and Highway Patrol stopped a green Toyota Landcruiser as it travelled south on the F6 between Waterfall and Helensburgh.

During a search of the four-wheel drive police allegedly located a pistol and shotgun hidden behind interior panels of the vehicle. Two registered rifles were also located inside the vehicle and seized by police.

The driver, a 57-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station. Police later conducted a search warrant at his house in Dremeday Road, Northmead where they seized 10 registered firearms and approximately 300 rounds of ammunition.

During the search warrant police also allegedly located an unregistered pistol, an air rifle, silencers, rifle barrels and an amount of Viagra tablets.

The man was charged with a number of offences including three counts of possess unregistered firearm, possess prohibited weapon, possess defaced firearms and possess restricted substance. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Sutherland Local Court on Thursday March 8.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


One thought on “Guns found hidden in four-wheel drive on F6 at Helensburgh

  1. “… and an amount of Viagra tablets.”
    Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? … oops, I guess that is a gun


    Posted by Justin Brash | February 16, 2012, 11:19 am

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