An AR-15 assault rifle, automatic pistols and ammunition stockpiles were seized by police in a raid in western Sydney on Wednesday as part of a national effort targeting gangs, police say.
A 27-year-old man, Emad Mahfoud, was arrested and charged with a range of offences following the early morning search of a home in Old Guildford. Another raid took place at a home in Yagoona in Sydney’s south-west.
NSW Police and the Australian Federal Police, as part of a national anti-gangs squad, were alerted to a potential firearms supply syndicate in Sydney this month.
During the Old Guildford raid, investigators seized an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, two automatic pistols, a silencer, knuckledusters, a large quantity of ammunition and cannabis, police said.