44-year-old charged after two guns, drugs and goods seized in Cooee Street raid in Moree

TWO guns as well as drugs and other goods have been recovered after police raided a Moree home.

More than 80 items were seized when officers combed the Cooee St house in Moree on Saturday.

As part of an ongoing operation targeting property crime in the town, investigators were granted a search warrant to search the house.

Police raid: Barwon crime manager Detective Inspector David Silversides. Photo: Barry Smith

Police raid: Barwon crime manager Detective Inspector David Silversides. Photo: Barry Smith

“A significant seizure were two longarm firearms and further inquiries are being made in relation to an amount of property located at the premises,” Barwon Detective Inspector David Silversides said.

“Both those longarms were unregistered firearms so inquiries are being made into the origins of those.

“It’s a significant result as far as identifying persons involved in the possession of what will be alleged to be stolen property.”

An amount of drugs which police will allege is cannabis was also seized with the goods.

A 44-year-old man was arrested during the raid and questioned by officers at Moree Police Station.

Both those longarms were unregistered firearms so inquiries are being made into the origins of those. - Detective Inspector David Silversides

Following investigations, he is facing several firearm, drug and other property-related offences.

He’s been bail refused to front court at a later date.

The raid was part of a joint operation by Moree detectives, general duties police and the local Target Action Group (TAG) team.

“The seizure of two firearms is a significant outcome for the safety of the community,” Detective Inspector Silversides said.

”Two illegal firearms have been taken off the streets as a result of this search warrant.

“And anyone with information in regards to illegal firearms, or the whereabouts of those firearms, we would encourage the community to report that to police.”

As part of the blitz on property crime over the weekend, 14 other people were charged with drugs, violence, property and traffic-related offences. A third firearm as well three motorbikes were also seized by officers.

Police also said a 37-year-old man will front court after he was charged with rock throwing-related offences at Moree on Saturday.

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