Guns, explosives allegedly seized in Adamstown raid

POLICE and customs officials have allegedly seized guns and explosives after raiding an Adamstown house yesterday.

The joint operation began in April when customs allegedly found a firearm stock destined for a Newcastle business.

They raided a Gosford Road home and allegedly seized a replica semi-automatic pistol, a prohibited knife, a stun gun, three homemade explosives, and a substance suspected of being drugs.

A 35-year-old man was later charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon without a permit and one count of possessing an unauthorised firearm, goods in custody, intentionally importing ‘tier 2’ goods without a permit, and handling an unauthorised explosive.

He was granted bail to face Newcastle Local Court on August 7.

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