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AR-15 rifle, automatic pistols seized in western Sydney raids: police

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.

A number of guns were allegedly seized in a police raid on a home in Old Guildford.

A number of guns were allegedly seized in a police raid on a home in Old Guildford. Credit:NSW Police

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.

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