Fourth charged following gun supply investigations

A 55-year-old Wollongong man will face court again on November 9 after being granted bail over a string of drug and firearm offences.

The man is the fourth to be charged in a week following investigations into the supply of firearms in the Illawarra.

The arrest came on Tuesday after police searched a unit on Bligh Street and seized a gaming machine, cannabis, a ‘Colt’ air pistol, a crossbow, cash and various calibres of ammunition.

He’s been charged with possess gaming machine that is not approved, cannabis supply, possess prohibited drug, possess unauthorised pistol, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, deal with proceeds of crime, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, and possess ammunition without licence.

Three men were charged on Thursday September 15 and are currently before the courts.

Investigations under Strike Force Yarmuk are continuing.

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