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Men arrested, handgun seized in Casino police raid

Two men were arrested and a handgun seized during an operation in Casino yesterday targeting the supply of illicit drugs in the area.

Police say that shortly after 9am today, officers from Richmond Police District Target Action Group executed a search warrant at a premises in Walker Street.

Police will allege that they located a quantity of cannabis, an ice-cutting agent, a home-made electrical control device, a hand gun, a bladed weapon, restricted prescribed medication and licence plates.

A 29-year-old man and 44-year-old man were arrested at the location and taken to Casino police station.

The younger man was charged with supplying methyl amphetamine, supplying cannabis, possessing cannabis, possessing prohibited weapon, possessing a pistol and associated firearms offences.

The older man was charged with possessing cannabis, possessing prescribed restricted substance and goods in custody.

The 29-year-old man was refused bail to appear at Casino Local Court tomorrow (Friday 13 April 2018).

The 44-year-old man was granted conditional bail to appear at Casino Local Court on Wednesday 18 April.

Anyone with information about the possession or supply of illegal drugs is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.

 


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