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Birrong man charged over guns, drugs find

A MAN has been charged for allegedly possessing semi-automatic firearms, after he was arrested in an early morning police raid in Birrong last Friday.

Strike Force Allister was formed last December to investigate the sale of firearms and prohibited drugs by members of an Inner West street gang.
As part of the investigation, detectives raided a home in St Marys and allegedly located a bag containing a semi-automatic rifle with two prohibited loaded magazines, a semi-automatic pistol with a loaded magazine, and additional ammunition. The items along with cocaine, six mobile phones and clothing were seized for forensic examination.
Six months later, police investigators, along with Raptor Squad officers, raided a home in Birrong, and seized a mobile phone for forensic examination, before a 27-year-old man was arrested at a home nearby.
He was charged with possess unregistered firearm-prohibited firearm, possess unregistered firearm-pistol, acquire prohibited firearm part no authority to do so, three counts of possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, not keep firearm safely – pistol, not keep firearm safely-prohibited firearm and supply prohibited drug – indictable quantity.
Investigations are continuing.