A MAN has been charged after a stockpile of firearms were found stashed away in a mechanics workshop in Sydney’s west.
About 4.30pm on Thursday, Strike Force Raptor investigators stormed the workshop on River Road West at Parramatta where they made the frightening find.
During a search of the business, they located a number of guns, including two homemade .45 machine pistols fitted with supression devices, an assault rifle with a bayonet, a .303 bolt action rifle and dozens of rounds of ammunition.
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Investigators, assisted by the Firearms and Organised Crime Squad and Forensic Ballistics Unit, also seized machinery and items used in the alleged manufacture of prohibited weapons.
A 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with 10 firearms-related offences.
The Fairfield Heights man was given bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Monday January 12 2015.
Formed by the State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009, Strike Force Raptor is a proactive and high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and any associated criminal enterprises.