During a routine patrol of Banksia Grove and while assisting with the Name and Shame Campaign with illegal rubbish dumping, a Meridian Security Officer discovered the stock of a firearm. The firearm was located in a skip bin on the building site belonging to a Name and Shame Campaign member.
Meridian Security Officers reported the incident to police and a further search of the bin discovered the remainder of a sawn off rifle.
Forensic testing confirmed the weapon had been used in a homicide the previous week. As a result of the discovery, two men have been arrested and charged with murder.