WWII German-made submachine gun among weapons, drugs seized in Geraldton house raid
A major raid on a Geraldton property allegedly uncovered weapons including a high-powered military grade firearm not seen before in Australia.
Police are investigating how a German-made World War II submachine gun made it across Australia’s borders.
The weapon, capable of firing between 500 and 550 rounds a minute, was seized during a police raid on a house in Geraldton last week.
It was one of six weapons police allegedly seized, including a cattle euthaniser re-purposed to fire a round, and a knife capable of firing a .22 round.
Officers also allegedly seized ammunition and 0.2g of methampetamine.
A 60-year-old Rangeway man was due to face Geraldton Magistrate’s Court today in relation to the incident.
Robert John Wheeley has been charged with 10 firearms offences and one count of possession of a prohibited drug (methamphetamine).
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