NSW Police have made an arrest at Bunnings in Byron Bay.
NSW Police have made an arrest at Bunnings in Byron Bay.

Man faces court over alleged gun possession in Byron Bay

A MAN who was arrested in the parking lot of a Byron Bay hardware store has pleaded not guilty to possessing firearms.

Anthony Charles Finocciaro, 44, from Kingscliff, was arrested outside Bunnings in Bayshore Drive last month.

Police will allege a subsequent search of Mr Finocciaro and his vehicle revealed two pistols, ammunition and $2900 cash.

His arrest was part of an ongoing investigation by the State Crime Command's drug and firearms squad.

When detectives later executed a search warrant at a Kingscliff home, they allegedly seized electronic storage devices and computers.

Mr Finocciaro pleaded not guilty two counts of acquiring a firearm without a permit last week in the Byron Bay Local Court.

He remains on bail and is expected to next appear before Byron Bay Local Court on September 28.


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