Stolen firearms recovered in Launceston search

Police are investigating after a number of stolen firearms were recovered during a search of a house in South Launceston yesterday.

Acting on information received from the public, Launceston detectives searched a house on Melbourne Street shortly before 3pm and located four firearms.

Three of the firearms had been stolen from Northern Tasmania in separate incidents between 2015 and 2019. A fourth firearm was also located.

Police are following a specific line of enquiry as the investigation continues.

At this stage no charges have been laid.

Anyone with information in relation to stolen firearms or illegal firearms activity is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.