100 firearms seized by police from a rural property in Cobar

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A man has now been charged in relation to more than 100 firearms seized by police from a rural property in Cobar at the weekend.

About 9.45am on Sunday 31 December 2017, detectives from Darling River Local Area Command attended the property for the purposes of a firearms audit and spoke with a resident.

During a subsequent search of the property, officers located and seized 118 firearms, including revolvers, rifles, shotguns and shortened rifles.

It is alleged 109 of those firearms were unregistered and not stored safely.

Thousands of rounds of ammunition were also seized, police said in a statement.

Following further investigations, a 56-year-old man was arrested at Cobar Police Station today (Thursday 4 January 2018) and charged with the unauthorised possession of firearms in circumstances of aggravation and not keeping firearm safely.

The man’s firearms licence was also suspended.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Cobar Local Court on Wednesday 24 January 2018.

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