Drugs and firearms seized by police during a raid on a Whiporie property. Pictured Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
Drugs and firearms seized by police during a raid on a Whiporie property. Pictured Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

Silencer charge

POLICE are calling for public support after a 39-year-old Whiporie man was charged with firearm and drug-related offences on Thursday.

Police allege a shotgun, a long distance rifle with a silencer and scope, ammunition, methyl amphetamine and a crop of cannabis were found at premises at Whiporie at 10am on Thursday as part of Target Action Group investigations.

Richmond Local Area Command crime manager Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay said police were concerned to see unregistered firearms circulating in the community.

"It's of particular concern to have modified firearms unregistered in the community, particularly when they are related to drug activity," Inspector Lindsay said.

Inspector Lindsay has called for the public to contact police if they have any information about fire-arms in the Northern Rivers.

"We want to hear from members of the community who have information related to firearm activity," he said.

The Whiporie man has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of prohibited drugs, possession of a prohibited article and with supplying and cultivating cannabis.

The man will appear in Casino Local Court on September 4.

Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or can report information online at www1.police.nsw.gov.au.



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