UPDATE, 3.45pm: DETECTIVES have arrested a man as part of an investigation into the supply of illegal firearms.

In November 2018, detectives from the State Crime Command's Drug and Firearms Squad established Strike Force Myosoti to investigate the movement of firearms between states and territories.

Detectives have arrested a Kingscliff man as part of an investigation into the supply of illegal firearms.
Detectives have arrested a Kingscliff man as part of an investigation into the supply of illegal firearms. NSW Police

As part of ongoing inquiries, detectives from the State Crime Command's Drug and Firearms Squad, with assistance from the Tactical Operations Unit, arrested a 44-year-old man in the Bunnings carpark on Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, just before 10am on Thursday.

In a subsequent search of the man and his vehicle, detectives seized two pistols, ammunition and $2900 cash.

A short time later, investigators executed a search warrant at a home at Kingscliff, where they seized electronic storage devices and computers.

The Kingscliff man was taken to Byron Bay Police Station, where charges are expected to be laid.

Investigations are continuing.

 

Original story: A MAN has been arrested by police in a Bunnings carpark at Byron Bay this morning.

According to a spokeswoman from NSW Police Media, the arrest was part of a planned operation.

Man arrested at Bunnings: NSW Police have arrested a man outside Bunnings in Byron Bay.
Man arrested at Bunnings: NSW Police have arrested a man outside Bunnings in Byron Bay.

"A 44-year-old man has been arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station," she said.

"The operation relates to an ongoing investigation by the State Crime Command's Drug and Firearms Squad.

"Further information will be available in due course."

Eye witnesses said they saw the man arrested at 9.55am on Thursday at Bunnings on Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay.

NSW Police have made an arrest at Bunnings in Byron Bay.
NSW Police have made an arrest at Bunnings in Byron Bay.