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It was a gun in his pants, but he wasn’t pleased to see them

POLICE have charged a man with numerous firearms offences after locating a loaded firearm in his pants during a vehicle stop in the Clarence Valley this morning.

About 1am Wednesday, police stopped a white Holden Commodore near the intersection of Bent and Ryan Sts, South Grafton, and spoke with the four male occupants.

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Police conducted a search of the vehicle and located a machete, a knife, methyl amphetamine and .22 calibre bullets.

During a subsequent search of the men, officers located a loaded .22 calibre sawn-off rifle down the pants of a 23-year-old man and prescription drugs on a 27-year-old man.

They were arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station.

The 23-year-old man was charged with possess loaded firearm in public place, alter/deface identification mark on a firearm, possess ammunition without licence, possess shortened firearm (not pistol) and possess unlawful firearm.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Grafton Local Court today.

The 27-year-old man was charged with possess prescribed restricted substance and has been granted strict conditional bail to appear at Grafton Local Court on Monday 20 April 2015.

The two other men, aged 24 and 28, were released pending further inquiries.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Topics:  gun police



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