Firearm located during Urunga vehicle search

A WOMAN has been charged after a firearm was located and seized during a vehicle search in Urunga.

About 9.20am on Thursday 10 August 2023, police from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended Martells Road, Urunga, following reports of an unauthorised protest.

At the entry to Newry State Forest, police made inquiries with the driver of a Honda SUV, an 18-year-old female, and her passenger, a 17-year-old male.

Following a subsequent search of their vehicle, a pistol gel-blaster was allegedly located and seized by police, before the pair were released pending further inquiries.

Following inquiries, the woman was served a Court Attendance Notice for the charge of possessing an unauthorised prohibited firearm.

She is set to appear before Coffs Harbour Local Court on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

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