13 March 2024

Police allegedly find sawn-off shotgun, tomahawk, meth and cocaine in Tomerong car stop

| Zoe Cartwright
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Police conducting traffic patrols on the Princes Highway arrested a man after a search of his vehicle allegedly revealed weapons and drugs. Photo: File.

A man has been charged with firearm and drug offences following a traffic stop on the Princes Highway at Tomerong on Saturday 9 March.

A NSW Police spokesperson said the man was pulled over as part of traffic patrols and was arrested after police searched his car.

“About 2 am on Saturday 9 March 2024, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Far South sector were conducting proactive patrols of the Princes Highway, when they stopped a vehicle travelling north of the Princes Highway at Tomerong,” the NSW Police spokesperson said.

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“During a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly located and seized a shortened firearm from under the driver’s seat, two knives, a tomahawk, methylamphetamine, cocaine and cash.

“A 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station, where he was charged with possess shortened firearm without authority, possess ammunition without holding a licence, possession of equipment for administering prohibited drugs, possess prohibited drug, drive motor vehicle during disqualification, possess loaded firearm in public place, and carry cutting weapon upon apprehension.”

The man was refused bail and is set to appear before Nowra Local Court on Tuesday 26 March.

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