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A Casino man has been arrested for firearms possession after he allegedly pointed a gun out of the window of a speeding car while travelling on the Pacific Highway.

Around 1pm on Wednesday (October 16) police were notified that a male driver was reportedly seen with a firearm.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District who were patrolling the M1, south of Tweed Heads, stopped the vehicle at the Sleepy Hollow rest stop.

During a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly located a prohibited ‘gel blaster’, and three boxes containing prohibited firearms in the boot.

The passenger, a 30-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station.

Police will allege in court that the man was seen by motorists pointing the firearm out of the window of a vehicle travelling south on the M1.

He was charged with four counts of possessing an unregistered/prohibited firearm and using an unregistered/prohibited firearm.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Byron Bay Local Court on Monday 11 November.

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