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Mechanic’s surprise find while servicing BMW sparks police response


A NSW man is facing multiple charges after a mechanic servicing his car allegedly found a concealed gun in the vehicle.

Police were called to an auto shop in Belconnen, northwest of Canberra, after the mechanic allegedly found the hidden firearm in a silver BMW that had been brought to the shop for a service.

“Officers attended the scene and observed a 3D printed and modified firearm with a plastic grip and metal barrel,” ACT Police said.

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The gun was seized and police arrested the owner of the car, a 33-year-old man from Campsie, shortly after.

Police allegedly found about $2500 in cash and several small plastic bags of what was believed to be methamphetamine when they arrested the 33-year-old. Credit: ACT Police

When the man was arrested police allegedly also found a .22 calibre hollow point round of ammunition, about $2500 in cash and several small plastic bags believed to contain a “trafficable amount” of methamphetamine.

The man was charged with the unauthorised possession of a prohibited firearm, possessing ammunition and trafficking a controlled substance.

He will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday.

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Source: 7News