Handgun, bullets, silencers, drugs found in car

A MAN has been charged with 13 offences after officers allegedly found a handgun, two silencers, seven boxes of bullets, a baton, knife, cannabis, and more than 100 ecstasy pills in his car at Byron Bay.

Police were patrolling Wright Street about 1.30am on Wednesday when they stopped and searched a 34-year-old man sitting in a parked 4WD.

During the search, officers allegedly found a .22 handgun, two silencers, seven boxes of ammunition, two magazines, a baton, and flick knife, as well as cannabis and 114 pills alleged to be MDMA.


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Officers also allegedly found prescription drugs and stolen credit and debit cards in the man’s vehicle.

The 34-year-old from Ocean Shores was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with 13 drug and weapons offences.

He was remanded in custody and due to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today.

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You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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