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Two men charged after firearms and drugs seized at Bellambi earlier today

police handcuffsTWO men have been charged after firearms and prohibited drugs were seized at Bellambi earlier today.

Wollongong police executed a Firearms Prohibition Order at the Bellambi home about 7am today (Thursday July 23).

During the search, officers allegedly discovered a firearm, ammunition, two gel blasters, methylamphetamine and a clear substance believed to be GBH. These items will undergo forensic analysis.

Two men – aged 42 and 44 – were arrested at the home and taken to Wollongong Police Station.

The 42-year-old man was charged with possess prohibited firearm, possess unregistered firearm and possess prohibited drug.

The 44-year-old man was charged with possess prohibited firearm, possess ammunition, not store firearm safely, breach Firearms Prohibition Order and possess prohibited drug.

The pair were refused bail and are due to appear in Wollongong Local Court tomorrow (Friday July 24).

Police investigations are continuing.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney 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.

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