Arms, ammo, drugs seized in SW raid

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South West Police seized two stolen guns, a loaded pistol, a significant amount of ammunition as well as drugs from a home in Capel on Wednesday morning.

A 35-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were arrested by police and placed on a string of charges, including aggravated possession of a firearm, possession of drugs and paraphernalia and illegal possession of ammunition.

South West District Police Office Insp. Peter Morrissey said it was alleged that a loaded pistol was in a lounge chair next to the two occupants of the home.

“It will also be alleged that 2g of methamphetamine and half a gram of heroin was also found in the house,” he said.

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“This continues our drive to remove illicit firearms from the street.

“These firearms were alleged to be stolen.

“Also located was a stolen motorcycle which was stolen sometime in 2016.”

Insp. Morrissey said it was a good result for WA Police to have these weapons away from the hands of drug users.

“It is a concern to have people in possession of drugs and possession of hand guns,” he said.

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