A home in Brighton-Le-Sands was raided by police yesterday as part of joint-agency operation targeting the manufacture and supply of prohibited firearms.
Two men were arrested after investigators allegedly seized two 3D-printed submachine guns, nine stolen vehicles and explosives during the raids.
NSW Police said detectives from the NSW Police Force and Australian Federal Police National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) started an investigation in May after receiving information relating to the manufacture and supply of prohibited firearms across the state.
During the investigation, NAGS investigators and the State Crime Command's Criminal Groups Squad allegedly seized two 3D-printed submachine guns, three firearms and 28 sticks of explosives earlier this year.
Following extensive investigations, officers executed five search warrants at Georges Hall, Bankstown and Brighton-Le-Sands yesterday.
NSW Police allege that during the search of the Brighton-Le-Sands home and a Bankstown business, officers seized ammunition, a firearm, handcuffs, drugs, $20,000 in cash and nine allegedly stolen vehicles.
The items will undergo further examination.
A 21-year old man was arrested at a home in Woy Woy and taken to Gosford police station. He was later released pending further inquiries.
During the search of the Georges Hall home, police allege investigators seized mobile phones, electronic devices and two luxury vehicles.
A 38-year-old man was arrested and taken to Bankstown police station where he was charged with 37 offences. He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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