Home-made, 3D-printed and converted pistols uncovered in car with stolen plates in Frankston

Police have charged a man with weapons offences, after allegedly locating three firearms in a vehicle with stolen number plates in Frankston South.

Frankston Police were conducting routine patrols as part of Operation Trinity, when they observed a Volkswagen Golf sedan parked on Frankston-Flinders Road just before 2am today.

Checks identified the license plates as stolen, and the 34-year-old male driver was arrested at the scene.

During a search of the vehicle, police allegedly uncovered three pistols in the rear footwell, as well as ammunition.

It will be alleged one of the pistols was home-made, another had been 3D printed, and a gel blaster had been converted into a firearm.

Further checks revealed the vehicle’s true registration had allegedly expired.

The Baxter man was charged with three counts of prohibited person possess firearm, as well as possess ammunition, handle stolen goods, drive whilst disqualified, drive unregistered motor vehicle, and possess dangerous article.

He is expected to face Frankston Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

The passenger, a 27-year-old woman, was released pending further enquiries.

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