Guns, drugs and ammunition seized on Sturt Highway in Operation Papa Rattle | Photos

A 29-year-old Cabramatta man was caught with three firearms, ammunition and drugs on the Sturt Highway at Gillenbah, about 100km west of Wagga on Wednesday.

The arrest was part of National Operation Papa Rattle, targeting gangs and transport routes into rural communities. 

The driver was charged with 14 offences. 

He appeared at Griffith Local Court on November 9, and is due to reappear on Wednesday, December 20. 

Ten people have been charged in New South Wales as part of the Operation as a whole, which ran overnight from 6pm to 4am, Wednesday November 8 and Thursday November 9. 

Operation Papa Rattle is a Queensland Police led operation, supported by the National Anti Gangs Squad, targeting major transport routes into rural and regional communities throughout Australia.

NSW Police Force joined in the operation with the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor, joined by the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and the Dog Unit.

During the operation, NSW Police Force officers:

  • Conducted 2,072 breath tests
  • Conducted 75 vehicle searches
  • Issued 126 infringements for traffic offences


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