Police recovers illegal firearms

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A man is in police custody today after being caught with an illegal firearm and ammunition yesterday.

Reports are that shortly before nine last night, police, acting on a tip, went to Commonwealth boulevard in the area of the Thelma Gibson Primary School.

While approaching the school, they noticed a man who fitted the description given in a wanted person bulletin. 

As police approached the man, they saw him drop an object and run.

The officers gave chase and brought him back to where he dropped the object.  

There a nine-millimetre pistol, containing nine rounds of un-fired ammunition was found. 

The man was arrested and taken into custody in connection with the incident.