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Eight firearms seized in illegal gun bust on Tasmania’s north-west coast

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Three illegally manufactured firearms have been seized among a large bust in Tasmania's north. Image / Tasmania Police

Police have seized eight firearms, including two illegally manufactured pistols and a PCP air rifle, during a raid on a property in Tasmania’s north-west.

The operation, carried out by the Western Drug and Firearms Unit on Wednesday, also uncovered various firearm components and related equipment.

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The 46-year-old man allegedly responsible for the weapons is facing multiple firearms-related charges, including trafficking, illegal dealing and possession of unregistered firearms.

He will also face charges for possessing a shortened firearm, insecure ammunition and failing to comply with the safe storage of firearms.

Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Court. Image / Pulse

The man is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Police say anyone with information about illegal firearms or criminal activities can report it anytime on 131 444 or provide anonymous tips to CrimeStoppers Tasmania.

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