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A man and woman are facing court after police seized firearms during a vehicle search and home search at Banora Point.

Tweed/Byron local area command police stopped a white Ford Falcon on Laura Street, Banora Point, about 1pm on Thursday.

Police searched the car and allegedly located a handgun, prohibited drugs  and a homemade ‘stun’ device.

The driver, a 31-year-old man, and his passenger, a 20-year-old woman, were arrested and taken to Tweed police station.

Police then executed a search warrant at a home at Laura Street, Banora Point.

During the search, officers will allege they seized a firearm.

The man was charged with two counts of possess unauthorised pistol, possess unregistered firearm and possess unregistered unauthorised pistol. Also, for unrelated matters, common assault, stalk/intimidate, threaten injury to person and carry firearm manner likely injure person.

He was refused bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today (Friday 21 November 2014).

The woman was charged with possess prohibited weapon without permit and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

She was given conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, 15 December, 2014.


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