A Tuggeranong man has been arrested as part of a national police operation targeting illegal firearms.
Police said multiple weapons were seized from the 26-year-old Banks resident following searches of two houses in Waramanga and Banks on March 18.
Among the weapons seized by ACT police were a sawn-off firearm, knuckledusters and nunchucks.
The arrest was part of Operation Athena, a week-long crackdown of illegal firearms as well as firearms trafficking, that was carried out by state and territory police from across the country along with the federal police and Australian Border Force.
The operation, carried out from March 15 to 21, resulted in the seizure of 823 firearms.
The Banks man was one of 38 people arrested during the week-long operation.
Operation Athena national chair, detective superintendent John Watson, said targeting illegal firearms was only part of police efforts.
"Operation Athena not only focuses on disrupting illegal activity, but also encourages licenced firearms holders to store guns safely and securely to help police reduce the risk of guns being stolen and diverted into the illegal market," he said.
"Firearms compliance and regulation is vital to limiting the ability of organised criminal networks such as outlaw motorcycle gangs to place the community in danger through their public acts of violence."
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