Sydney man arrested by counter-terror police accused of ‘acquiring gun’

COUNTER-terrorism police have arrested a 21-year-old man as part of their investigation into the murder of Curtis Cheng who was shot dead outside the NSW Police Headquarters building in Parramatta last year.

The man was arrested at Westmead by the New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team and officers from the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad just before 10am AEDT today.

He was taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with Possess Unauthorised Pistol, Supply Firearm to Person Unauthorised to Possess, and Acquire Pistol Subject to Firearms Prohibition Order.


The 21-year-old was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by Strike Force Peqin/Fellows, set up to investigate the murder of Mr Cheng on 2 October 2015.

He has been refused to appear before Parramatta Local Court today.

The Joint Counter Terrorism Team says there is no ongoing threat to the community as a result of today’s arrest.