Two men charged after firearms seized during search of restaurant

Picture: NSW Police Force Facebook
Picture: NSW Police Force Facebook

Two men have been charged after four firearms were located during a search of a restaurant in South-west Sydney yesterday.

About 11am (Wednesday August 9), police conducted a business inspection under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act at a restaurant on Terminus Street, Liverpool.

Shortly after, officers applied for and were granted a search warrant after locating MDMA in the office.

Picture: NSW Police Force Facebook

Picture: NSW Police Force Facebook

During the search, police located a 1911 Fabrique Nationale pistol with empty magazines, a loaded .38 calibre Smith and Wesson revolver, a loaded Beretta model 34 9mm pistol in the roof cavity, and a small amount of brown powder, believed to be amphetamine.

A man, 38 was arrested at the location and taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he was charged with three counts of unauthorised possession of a pistol.

Also as police arrived at the location, a man, 46, was stopped outside the restaurant after officers saw him run from the rear of kitchen.

Picture: NSW Police Force Facebook

Picture: NSW Police Force Facebook

Following a search of the man’s vehicle, police located and seized a .22 calibre bolt action rifle wrapped in a black plastic bag.

The man was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he was charged with unauthorised possession of a firearm and acquire firearm without licence or permit.

Both men were refused bail and appeared at Liverpool Local Court today (Thursday August 10).

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