STRIKE force police have charged a man with firearms offences in the Hunter following investigations into guns seized in Sydney earlier this year.
Police in July searched a property at Clarence Drive in Elizabeth Hills as part of an investigation into the illicit activities of a group operating across Sydney that began in 2018.
Strike Force Raptor officers allege that search yielded a a Glock pistol, a Beretta pistol, a Desert Eagle pistol, a Smith & Wesson revolver and ammunition.
Police also allege the raid discovered more than 650 grams of methylamphetamine, 580 grams of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin and $347,000 cash.
At the time, officers arrested a 29-year-old man. He remains before the courts.
The firearms have been forensically examined and are expected to undergo ballistic analysis.
Further inquiries led police on Tuesday to arrest a 30-year-old man about 9.30am at Newcastle Police Station.
The man was charged with possess unauthorised prohibited firearm and possess unregistered firearm - pistol. He was remanded in custody to face court on Tuesday.
"Police will allege in court that the man possessed a Beretta pistol seized at the Elizabeth Hills home in July," NSW Police said in a statement. Investigations are ongoing.
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive, high-impact operations to dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.
It has conducted a series of high-profile raids on outlaw motorcycle gang premises in the Hunter in recent years and aims to prevent and disrupt conflicts.
Anyone with information that can assist Strike Force Raptor is urged to report it directly to investigators by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or through the strike force's dedicated reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49.
Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest confidence.