2 March 2023

Twenty-seven firearms and drugs charges after search warrant executed in the Riverina

| Chris Roe
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A 42-year-old man was charged with 27 offences relating to firearms and drugs. Photo: NSW Police Media.

A man has been charged with multiple firearm and drug offences after a search warrant was executed at Jindera, 15km north of Albury.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District commenced an investigation in February, into allegations a man was in possession of illegal firearms.

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As part of ongoing inquiries, investigators executed a search warrant at Range View Drive, Jindera, on Wednesday morning.

Officers seized two shortened .22 calibre rifles, a long .22 rifle, an air rifle, a pistol, and drugs including methamphetamine, as well as items alleged to have been stolen.

A 42-year-old man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with 27 offences:

  • Possess unauthorised firearm (two counts)
  • Possess unauthorised pistol (two counts)
  • Not keep firearm safely (six counts)
  • Possess shortened firearm without authority (two counts)
  • Receive property stolen outside NSW (two counts)
  • Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority
  • Possess prohibited drug (10 counts)
  • Goods suspected of being stolen in/on premises, and
  • Possess any non-prescribed electrical device.

He’s been refused bail to appear before Albury Local Court on Thursday 2 March.

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