Police have seized two firearms at Warwick Farm and charged an 18-year-old Liverpool man with numerous offences.
Earlier this year, detectives from firearms and organised crime squad formed Strike Force Crosswise to investigate a drug supply syndicate operating in Sydney’s south-west.
Around 9pm yesterday (Wednesday, June 25), Strike Force Crosswise detectives located and seized a .45 calibre semi-automatic pistol, a shortened 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition, which had been hidden under garbage in a carpark on Homepride Avenue, Warwick Farm.
A short time later, police arrested two men after they arrived at the carpark.
One of the men – an 18-year-old from Liverpool – was taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he was charged with numerous offences, including possessing unauthorised pistol while unlicensed, possessing shortened firearm (not pistol) while unlicensed and other related charges.
He has been refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court today (Thursday June 26).
The second man was released pending further inquiries.
Anyone with information concerning gun crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.