Counter Terror Team nabs teens for weapons offences

Two teenagers have been arrested during anti-terror raids in Sydney’s south-west.

Members of the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team nabbed the 18-year-olds in Auburn about 6.15pm on Friday.

They were taken to Bankstown Police Station where they were interviewed and slapped with 17 charges for the ongoing supply of firearms and drugs.


They are both accused of unlawfully selling firearms, supplying firearm to unauthorised people and supplying prohibited drugs.

The public has been reassured, there is no current or impending threat to the community as part of the arrests.

Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner National Security Ian McCartney said this operation demonstrated the flexibility of investigators attached to the JCTT.

“Many of our JCTT investigators have experience in the organised crime environment; if they identify matters during the course of their investigations that concern the supply of drugs and firearms, they will act appropriately to prevent these commodities from reaching our streets and harming the community,” Acting Deputy Commissioner McCartney said.

Both men have been refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.