Southport weapons haul

February 3, 2023 7:21 pm in by

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A man will face Hobart Magistrates Court at a later date on firearms charges. 

The 56-year-old, of Southport, will be summonsed over an alleged haul of unregistered firearms, ammnunition and illicit drugs at the township in the state’s far south.

A tip-off from the public led police to a search on Sunday, allegedly uncovering nine guns.

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“Unregistered firearms are a risk to our communities, and information from the public can help us get them off the street,” said Dover-based Senior Constable Nick Evans. 

“There is a permanent amnesty in Tasmania and unregistered or unwanted firearms can be handed in to police or licenced firearms dealers without any action being taken.”