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A Thompson sub machine gun, similar to the one seized from a man in a taxi at Marrickville, in Sydney's inner west, on November 18.
A Thompson sub machine gun, similar to the one seized from a man in a taxi at Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west, on November 18.

Police arrested a man and seized a machine gun that he was carrying in a taxi at Sydney’s Marrickville yesterday lunchtime (Wednesday, November 18).

The operation involved police from Newtown Local Area Command, State Crime Command’s Firearms Squad, Tactical Operations Unit and other specialist units.

Officers were waiting in Murray Street, Marrickville, when a 41-year-old man arrived by taxi about 12.30pm.

He was arrested without incident.

The man was carrying a bag, in which police allegedly found a Thompson-brand fully automatic sub-machine gun, a clip and 15 shotgun shells.

Police took the man to Newtown Police Station, where he was charged with: possess unregistered firearm – prohibited firearm; acquire firearm no licence or permit – prohibited firearm; and possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority.

The man was also charged in relation to outstanding warrants.

He has been refused bail to appear in Newtown Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 19 November 2015).

The investigation continues.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.


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