Man charged following seizure of four handguns at Elizabeth Hills

A man will appear in court today following the seizure of four handguns, nearly $350,000 cash and illicit drugs at Elizabeth Hills.

In 2018, detectives from the Criminal Groups Squad's Strike Force Raptor commenced an investigation into the illicit activities of a group operating across Sydney.

As part of their inquiries, Strike Force Raptor executed a search warrant at a storage facility at Waterloo on Wednesday, May 30.

During the search, police located 1.15 kilograms of cocaine, 1.1 kilograms of methylamphetamine, 26 litres of GBL, 13 firearms, including five sub-machine guns, two semi-automatic pistols, and two revolvers; ammunition, a silencer, and $2.75 million cash.

Two men - aged 32 and 34 - were charged at the time and remain before the courts.

Following further investigations, Strike Force Raptor stopped a vehicle on Frederick Road, Cecil Hills, and served a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) on the driver, a 29-year-old man, just before 11am yesterday (Tuesday, July 9).

Shortly after, police executed a crime scene warrant at a home on Clarence Drive, Elizabeth Hills.

During the search, police located a Glock pistol, a Beretta pistol, a Desert Eagle pistol, a Smith & Wesson revolver, ammunition, more than 650 grams of methylamphetamine, 580 grams of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin and $347,000 cash.

The firearms will undergo forensic and ballistic examination.

The 29-year-old man was arrested and taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with 21 offences including four counts of possessing an unauthorised prohibited firearm, four counts of possessing an unregistered firearm-pistol, four counts of not keeping a firearm safely, supplying a prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), supplying a prohibited drug (commercial quantity) and knowingly dealing with the proceeds of crime.

He was refused bail to appear at Liverpool Local Court today (Wednesday, July 10).

  • Investigations are continuing. Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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