Man arrested in Woy Woy in relation to manufacture of firearms

A 21-year-old man was arrested at Woy Woy on June 2 in relation to a joint-agency operation targeting the manufacture and supply of prohibited firearms.

Police executed a search warrant at a Woy Woy house on the day, along with four other searches at homes in Georges Hall, Brighton Le-Sands and businesses in Banktown on June 1.

During the operation, police seized a fireman, ammunition, luxury watches, mobile phones, handcuffs, $20,000 cash and nine-allegedly stolen vehicles.

The man was taken to Gosford Police Station, where charges are expected to be laid.

A 38-year-old man was also arrested at Georges Hall on June 2 and was charged with 37 offences – he was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on June 2.

This follows along the back of an investigation in May 2020, whereby detectives from the NSW Police Force and Australian Federal Police – as part of the National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) – commenced an investigation after receiving information relating to the supply of firearms across the state.

During the investigation, NAGS investigators, together with the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad, seized two 3D-printed submachine guns, three firearms and 28 sticks of explosives earlier this year.

Investigations are said to be continuing.

Media release, June 3
NSW Police Media