Police seize money, drugs and firearms from South Launceston home

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On 10/5/2021 members of Launceston Firearms Taskforce executed a search warrant at a South Launceston address.

As a result of the search the following was located and seized;

  • 3 x pistols
  • 1 x improvised homemade explosive device
  • Over 1000 rounds of ammunition
  • Trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine
  • Trafficable quantity of another drug that is believed to be speed
  • $86,000 cash

On 12/5/21 a 27-year-old South Launceston man was arrested and charged with;

  • Possess a firearm when not the holder of a firearm licence
  • Possess ammunition when the holder of a licence
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance
  • Possess controlled drug
  • Dealing with proceeds of crime

The man has been bailed to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court on 16/6/21.

Investigations are continuing and police have not ruled out further arrests.

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