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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Firearms, crossbow, drugs, cash found at Swansea home

Hunter police have seized several prohibited weapons, including firearms and a crossbow, as well as bomb making equipment during a search of a Lake Macquarie home.

About 12.30pm on Tuesday 19, officers from Lake Macquarie Police District were assisting Sheriff’s Officers with an eviction order at a Swansea property, where they spoke with three people – two women and a man.

All three then left the premises without incident.

During an initial search of the home, sheriff officers allegedly located a firearm near the front door of the house.

Police declared a crime scene and subsequently applied for, and executed, a search warrant at the property.

During the search, officers located and seized more than a dozen firearms, ammunition, knuckle dusters, a sling shot, a crossbow, a jet ski and trailer believed to have been stolen, cash, prohibited drugs and powders believed to be precursors for the manufacture of explosives.

All items were taken to Belmont Police Station for forensic analysis, while the jet ski and trailer were returned to the owner.

An investigation has been launched into the origins of the items located within the home.

Anyone who may have information which could assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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