Man in court after firearms seized in Tweed Heads

Firearms found at a Tweed residence.

Police say a man will appear in court today charged after several firearms and firearms parts were seized from a unit in Tweed Heads.

On Thursday (3 September), police commenced an investigation, following reports of the unauthorised possession of firearms in the Tweed Heads area.

Firearm seized in Tweed Heads gun bust.

Following inquiries, officers from Tweed/Byron Police District and Richmond Police District executed a search warrant at a unit in Margaret Street, Tweed Heads yesterday.

During a search of the property, investigators located three gel blaster handguns, firearm parts, a canister of pepper spray, a mobile phone and a laser pointer.

These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

A short time later, officers arrested a 27-year-old man at the property, and he was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with three counts of possess unauthorised firearms, two counts of possess prohibited weapon, two counts of supply prohibited drug and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Saturday 5 September 2020).

Investigations are continuing.

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