Four people have been charged with firearm and drug-related offences following vehicle stops in Goulburn.
A NSW Police spokesperson said officers allegedly found a dismantled shotgun, ammunition and prohibited drugs across two vehicles during searches.
“About 6:10 pm yesterday (Thursday 16 November), officers attached to the Hume Police District and State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad stopped a Mercedes SUV at a service station on Lagoon Street in Goulburn,” they said.
“A short time later, officers stopped a second car – a Toyota Rav 4 – nearby.”
Following the searches, the occupants – a 35-year-old woman and three men aged 28, 31 and 33 – were arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station.
The NSW Police spokesperson said they had been charged with firearm and drug-related offences.
The younger man was charged with three offences, including two counts of the use and supply of a stolen firearm or firearm part, and possessing ammunition without holding a licence or permit.
The 31-year-old man was charged with the use and supply of a stolen firearm or firearm part, possession of ammunition without holding a licence or permit and two counts of supplying a prohibited drug.
The older man was charged with five offences, including four counts of acquiring a prohibited firearm part subject to a prohibition order and acquiring ammunition subject to a prohibition order.
The men were refused bail to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Friday (17 November).
The 35-year-old woman was charged with possessing a prohibited drug and granted strict conditional bail to appear in Goulburn Local Court on 6 December.
Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact NSW Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or by visiting the website.