Police seize 15 firearms, drugs in gun supply bust in Sydney
Four men will face court after police seized 15 guns, a quantity of drugs, and cash during an investigation in Sydney’s south-west.
The investigation began in April this year, police said today.
So far, police have seized 15 guns, including a 9mm submachine pistol, an SKS semi-automatic machine rifle, pump-action shotguns, various rifles, handguns and about 700 rounds of ammunition.
Initial examinations suggest the firearms all have an illegal provenance.
Police followed up by carrying out five search warrants in Chester Hill, Fairfield East, Guildford and Carlingford from about 6am yesterday.
Officers seized more than $10,000 cash, a litre of clear liquid suspected to be GBL, 1kg benzocaine, 180g cocaine, cannabis, a locked safe, a drug ledger, multiple mobile phones, two electronic control devices, a prohibited slingshot, knuckle dusters, a machete, fireworks, three vehicles and other items.
In total throughout the investigation, police have seized 760g cocaine, which has an estimated potential street value of more than $300,000.
Three men were arrested during the operation.
A 34-year-old Chester Hill man was charged with 33 offences.
A 24-year-old Chester Hill man was charged with 50 offences.
A 30-year-old Fairfield West man was charged with 22 offences.
Police will allege in court that the group were facilitating the illicit acquisition and supply of firearms.
Further, it’s alleged the group was involved in the ongoing supply of prohibited drugs.
They have all been refused bail to appear in court today.
A 35-year-old Horningsea Park man was issued a court attendance notice last Thursday for alleged drug possession and is due to appear in court on February 15, 2023.
Investigations are continuing.