Police have seized drugs, guns and a variety of other weapons while executing six search warrants in the Tamworth area.
Strike Force Mulholland, comprising officers from Oxley Local Area Command, was formed to investigate offences involving unregistered firearms in the Tamworth area.
Yesterday (Thursday 3 September 2015), local police were assisted by officers from State Crime Command’s Firearms Squad and other regional resources in executing six search warrants.
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These locations included homes in Susanne Street, Maxwell Street, Robert Street, Cossa Street, Anthony Road and Maitland Street.
During the warrants, police seized ammunition and three firearms; including a double barrel shotgun that was confirmed to have been stolen from an address near Quirindi in 2013.
Officers also seized drugs including cannabis, steroids, unknown blue pills and a white crystal substance.
In addition, police seized weapons including knives, machetes and swords.
Three people have been charged to date, with further charges expected.
An 18-year-old woman was charged with possess unauthorised firearm, not keep firearm safely, and possess ammunition without holding licence.
A 30-year-old woman was charged with possess unauthorised firearm and not keep firearm safely.
Both women were granted strict conditional bail and are due to appear before Tamworth Local Court on Monday 21 September 2015.
A 31-year-old man has been charged with possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without holding licence and possess prohibited drug.
He was also granted conditional bail and is due to appear in Tamworth Local Court on Monday 28 September 2015.
Meanwhile, inquires are continuing under Strike Force Mulholland and anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to come forward.