The Victorian government has hit back at reports suggesting the police force has lost track of dozens of guns.
A police audit of 911 firearms last year found 81 "could not be identified," according to Fairfax Media.
Firearms dealer Ross Barlow claimed dozens of his guns went missing after they were seized by police in 2014, and complained to the force's professional standards command.
But The Age newspaper also reported the police review found Mr Barlow had not provided enough information for the guns to be located on the firearms registry.
Police Minister Lisa Neville rejected the man's claims and suggested he wanted "to create a story about something" because he failed to comply with his licence.
"There are some licensed dealers who are not doing the right thing, which was the case ... back in 2014," she told reporters on Wednesday.
"Victoria Police have done everything appropriately and there are no guns missing."
Australian Associated Press
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