Police locate firearm, ammo, drugs at east Auckland property

Counties Manukau Police executed a search warrant at a property in Highland Park on July 21. File photo supplied

A man is before the courts facing various charges after police swooped on an east Auckland home.

Offices from Counties Manukau Police’s financial investigation team executed a search warrant at the property in Bradbury Road, Highland Park, on July 21.

Detective senior sergeant Kepal Richards says the action was carried out in relation to suspected fraud offending.

“During the search police located a number of items of interest, including fake licences and equipment capable of producing fraudulent documentation,” Richards says.

“Police also located a .22 calibre firearm, ammunition, and a small amount of methamphetamine and cannabis.”

Richards says as a result of the search warrant, a 29-year-old man is set to appear in the Manukau District Court on July 22.

He’s charged with six counts of using a forged document as well as unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.