Sixth man charged over alleged firearm supply – Wetherill Park RES

A man will face court tomorrow (Wednesday 1 May 2024) charged over his alleged involvement in the supply of firearms across Sydney’s south-west.

In April 2022, investigators from Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squad (RES), assisted by the NSW Crime Commission, established Strike Force Cutey to investigate the supply of illicit firearms across Sydney’s south-west.

During the course of the investigation, police seized 15 firearms, including a prohibited 9mm submachine pistol, an SKS semi-automatic machine rifle, pump-action shotguns, various rifles, handguns and about 700 rounds of various calibre ammunition, in addition to approximately 830 grams of cocaine valued at more than $560,000.

These items have since undergone forensic examination.

About 7am today (Tuesday 30 April 2024), officers from Wetherill Park RES with the assistance of Raptor Operational Support Group attended a unit on Kennedy Street, Guildford, and arrested a 36-year-old man.

He was taken to Granville Police Station and charged with 26 offences:

• Six counts of supply prohibited firearm to unauthorised person

• Seven counts of supply, give ammunition to person not authorised

• Five counts of supply firearm to person unauthorised to possess it

• Three counts of supply pistol to person unauthorised to possess it

• Two counts of sell prohibited weapon to person without permit

• Unlawfully sell firearms three times or more within 12 months

• Possess unauthorised prohibited firearm and

• Possess or use prohibited weapon without permit

The man was served with a Firearms Prohibition Order and Weapons Prohibition Order.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 1 May 2024).

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