Nikola Trajkovski arrested in Mount St Thomas Raptor South raid

Accused: A semi-automatic pistol police seized from the Mount St Thomas property during the raid. Ammunition was also discovered, police said.
Accused: A semi-automatic pistol police seized from the Mount St Thomas property during the raid. Ammunition was also discovered, police said.

A man arrested in connection with the discovery of a gun, drugs and cash at a Mount St Thomas home has been identified in court as 39-year-old Nikola Trajkovski.

Police attached to the NSW gangs squad’s Strike Force Raptor South carried out a surprise search of the property on Vale Street on Thursday morning under a firearms prohibition order.

Officers seized a semi-automatic pistol, a stun gun, a flick knife, ammunition and $6150, which police will allege is the proceeds of crime.

Police also discovered 31.3 grams of methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”, inside the home.

Apprehended: Nikola Trajkovski was arrested at the home.

Apprehended: Nikola Trajkovski was arrested at the home.

Trajkovski was arrested at the premises and taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with supplying a prohibited drug, possessing an unauthorised pistol, possessing ammunition, two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, and knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime.

Trajkovski chose not to appear in court on Friday during a brief mention of his matter. He did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.

Defence lawyer Robert Steward asked for the case to be adjourned, saying his client was considering making a bail application when the case returned to court next week.

Trajkovski was supported in court by his father.

Seized: Police holding an electric stun gun discovered at the house. The taser-style device is classified as a prohibited weapon. Pictures: NSW Police Force

Seized: Police holding an electric stun gun discovered at the house. The taser-style device is classified as a prohibited weapon. Pictures: NSW Police Force