Friday, 5th January, 2018
Hundreds of firearms seized at Cobar property
More than 100 unregistered guns have been uncovered at a rural property in Cobar.
Police officers seized 118 firearms, including revolvers, rifles, shotguns and shortened rifles during an inspection of the Cobar property on Sunday morning.
It is alleged 109 of the guns were unregistered and not stored safely.
Thousands of rounds of ammunition were also seized and taken to the Cobar Police Station for further examination.
According to police, Darling River Local Area Command officers attended the property about 9.45am to conduct a firearms audit where they uncovered the impressive stash after speaking with the owner.
Following investigations, a 56-year-old man was arrested and charged with unauthorised possession of firearms in circumstances of aggravation and not keeping firearms safely.
The man’s firearms licence was also suspended.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Cobar Local Court on Wednesday January 24.
A Facebook post from NSW Police on the matter yesterday afternoon attracted thousands of comments and shares.
“Probably a peaceful old fella who loves guns,” one user wrote, “Just let him be.”
While others were not so forgiving of the accusations.
“That is an amazing collection it’s just a pity to see someone not abiding by the laws,” one wrote.
Police did not comment on what would happen to the firearms. -AAP/BDT