Man charged after weapon found in game console

A 20-year-old man has been charged after a Glock-esque pistol from the US ended up in an unlikely place on his own soil.

A Sydney man has been charged after a Glock-esque pistol was found in a game console in a package from the US.

Australian Border Force agents from the Sydney Gateway Facility examined a package from the US that was addressed to a package pick-up location in western Sydney last October.

A fully operational Glock style pistol was found hidden in a game console.

Australian Federal Police have investigated and identified a 20-year-old Yagoona man as the alleged coordinator of the import.

The AFP also linked him to the alleged attempted importation of 500 grams of cannabis and seven grams of cocaine in August and September 2021.

A raid on the man’s home by AFP, ABF and NSW police reportedly seized multiple communication devices, false identity documents and cannabis.

The man has been charged with multiple offenses, including alleged attempted importation of border-controlled drugs and a firearm, attempted possession of a firearm and drug possession.

Detective Sergeant Matthew Veraguth said keeping illegal firearms off the streets was a police priority because of the dangers they posed at the hands of criminals.

“Thanks to the joint efforts of AFP and our partners, we have been able to protect our community from the far-reaching consequences that could have occurred if the weapon had found its way to the perpetrator,” said Det-Sgt Veraguth.

ABF Commander of Trade and Travel Operations East Sue Drennan said her team… combating the illicit trafficking of firearms with advanced analytical techniques and technology.

“We also continue to work closely with our partner agencies to disrupt criminal syndicates seeking to infiltrate supply chains seeking to import illegal firearms and firearms components into Australia,” she said.

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