A man who was searched by police in the early hours of Saturday (February 16) has been charged with firearms offences.
At about 1am, a 42 year old man from Murwillumbah was stopped and searched by police on the corner of Wollumbin and Brisbane streets, Murwillumbah.
During the search police seized items including a replica Browning high-powered pistol with a magazine inserted into the handle. The accused admitted ownership of the pistol.
The man was arrested and taken to the Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with possessing an unauthorised pistol T2 and breaching bail conditions.
He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court. Enquires are on-going regarding other property found in his possession.