A 31-year-old man and a 36-year-old man have been arrested following a vehicle stop in Feilding yesteday.
At around 11am Feilding Police performed a vehicle stop on Aorangi Road.
While making enquiries into the vehicle Police identified and recovered two firearms, including a sawn of shotgun, sawn off rifle and ammunition.
Both men have been remanded in custody to appear on charges of unlawful possession of firearms.
‘This was a fantastic effort by all involved and we have been able to remove another couple of weapons off the street and put the offenders before the courts,’ said Sergeant Nick Lawton.
‘This great result demonstrates Police commitment to holding those who create harm in our communities to account.
‘We welcome information from anyone who has concerns about criminal activity in their community.’
Information can be passed to Police via 105 by phone or online at 105.police.govt.nz, using ‘Update Report’
Alternatively information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.