Loaded rifle, pistol and knuckle dusters found during search of car

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Two men have been charged after possessing prohibited weapons in Emu Plains.

About 8am on Saturday, June 4, police were patrolling River Road, Emu Plains when they sighted a vehicle parked partly on the road and partly on the footpath.

Police approached the vehicle and saw two men asleep in it before they attempted to wake them.

Eventually a 36-year-old Leura man woke up and reached under the seat and removed a cloth bag.

Officers opened the vehicle’s door and removed the bag from the man.

At the same time, the other man, a 35-year-old from Maroubra was removed from the vehicle wearing latex gloves, with another pair in his possession.

Both men were searched and police allegedly located an amount of Australian currency on the 36-year-old man.

Police located knuckle dusters on the 35-year-old man and the cloth bag that was removed allegedly contained a pistol.

A search of the vehicle located a rifle that had been shortened and was loaded.

Officers also located numerous rounds of ammunition, two tasers, steroids and vials of unknown liquid.

Both men were charged and will appear in Penrith Local Court on Friday, July 29.

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