Landcruiser Bullbar Was Used to Hide Firearms

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The Central West Daily has reported a man has faced court on a swag of charges after police found a stash of firearms allegedly hidden in the bullbar of his vehicle.

At 10.30am on Tuesday officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District, assisted by the dog unit, conducted a search on a home on Ferris Street at Clandulla, between Bathurst and Mudgee.

During the firearm prohibition search, officers located a Toyota LandCruiser inside a shed at the rear of the property.

Upon searching the LandCruiser, two firearms - a Winchester .22 calibre rifle and a side by side double barrel shot gun - as well as ammunition and a silencer were located, allegedly concealed within the bullbar.

A 68-year-old man was arrested and taken to Mudgee Police Station.

He was charged with 12 offences including:

Two counts of possess unregistered firearm-not prohibited firearm/pistol
Two counts of possess unauthorised firearm
Two counts of not keep firearm safely-not prohibited firearm/pistol
Two counts of Acquire etc firearm - subject to prohibition order
Use, supply, acquire or possess defaced firearm
Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority
Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit
Use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order
The man was also charged with breaching his bail conditions.

He was refused bail and appeared at Mudgee Local Court on Wednesday.

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