Man charged after police discover illegal firearms inside teddy bear

Police have charged a man after allegedly finding firearms in a teddy bear in Sydney’s south yesterday.

About 7am, detectives from State Crime Command’s Firearms Squad, assisted by the Tactical Operations Unit, executed a search warrant at a home unit on Cook Street, Turrella.

Police located and seized a large teddy bear, which contained two Glock pistols, a 32-round magazine and ammunition; cash, and paperwork.


It was established the weapons were part of the firearms identified as being illegally imported during the Firearm Squads investigation under Strike Force Maxworthy in March 2012.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Sutherland Police Station.

He was charged with two counts each of unauthorised possession of a pistol, possession of unregistered firearm, and not keep firearms safe; and unauthorised possession of a prohibited weapon, unauthorised possession of ammunition, and recklessly deal with the proceeds of crime.

He has been refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today (Friday 18 September 2015).

Investigations are continuing.