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Guns, crossbow, explosive devices seized during house search


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Semi-automatic rifles, a crossbow and explosive devices were seized at a property in the state’s Northern Tablelands.


About 12.20pm on Friday, officers from the New England Target Action Group and New England Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant at a property on Railway Street, Glencoe.


During the search, police seized a number of items, including two semi-automatic rifles, a crossbow with arrows, silencers, ammunition, an explosive and detonators, slingshots and cannabis leaf.


A 38-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Armidale Police Station, where he was charged with a number of offences, including:

  • Possess/use prohibited weapon without permit

  • Possess unauthorised prohibited firearm

  • Possess unregistered prohibited firearm

  • Not keep safe (prohibited weapon)

  • Possess ammunition without holding licence/permit

  • Possess explosive for unlawful purpose

  • Handle explosive without authorising licence

  • Possess prohibited drug

He was refused bail and was due to appear in Armidale Local Court on Saturday.


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