Arrest follows Tassie gun seizure

Moonah house raided

A 32 year old man is in custody following the seizure of a number of stolen firearms in the Hobart suburb of Moonah.

Detectives and uniform members from Glenorchy and Bridgewater divisions yesterday (2/2/18) stormed a house in Moonah to execute a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation relating to a number of stolen firearms.

The search resulted in a number of firearms, including rifles and shot guns being recovered. Police say these firearms were stolen from a property in December 2017.

A 32 year old man was then taken into custody at the residence without incident and has been charged with firearms offences.

The man was remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court on Monday.

“This coincides with the ongoing focus on recidivist offenders and the continued success of Operation Saturate which focuses on volume crime offenders,” Detective Sergeant Ben Duffy said.

“Tasmania Police is committed to locating and removing illegally obtained firearms in the community and prosecuting offenders who continue to commit firearms offences.”