Police have seized a sub machine gun after stopping a car on the Central Coast last night.
Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command stopped a Holden Commodore on Oakland Avenue, The Entrance, about 7.40pm and searched the vehicle.
A bag containing an MP40 submachine gun with a missing barrel, a firearm magazine and 60 rounds of various ammunition was seized.
Initial examination of the firearm suggests it is in working order.
A 40-year-old man who was a passenger in the car was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station.
He was charged with possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing ammunition without a permit and refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court today.
The firearm will undergo forensic examination to determine if it can be linked to any shooting incidents.
Investigations are continuing.