A home-made gun factory in Casula was shut down by police following a raid yesterday.
Two other separate operations were also carried out under Operation Unification in south west Sydney and resulted in the seizure of ten firearms, more than 2000 rounds of ammunition and numerous gun-making tools.
Detectives from the Firearms and Organised Crime Squad and South West Metro Regional Enforcement Squad searched the Casula house at about 4.45pm.
Police said they located a hand gun as well as tools, machinery and metal pieces that are used to make firearms.
A 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Liverpool police station, where he was charged with numerous offences relating to the manufacture, supply and possession of illegal firearms.
He was refused bail and appeared at Liverpool Local Court today.
Detective Inspector Jason Herbert from the Firearms and Organised Crime Squad, said officers involved in yesterday’s operations delivered first class investigations which hadresulted in them removing a number of dangerous firearms from the streets.
‘‘However, we wouldn’t be able to achieve these results without the ongoing support and information we receive from the public,’’ Detective Inspector Herbert said.
‘‘As we noted when we launched Operation Unification two days ago, any weapon seizure has the potential to have a major impact in preventing a serious crime, a significant injury or death.
‘‘If you know where illegal guns are being stored, or you have suspicions about people who may be involved in the illegal gun trade, please do the right thing and contact Crime Stoppers.
‘‘The information you provide could save the life of someone you love.’’
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.