Disarming Warragul: Residents turf illegal weapons during amnesty
 Baw Baw News  

By // 14:53, Wednesday 12 December 2012

WARRAGUL area achieved the fourth highest surrendered weapon count in Victoria during a two-month amnesty.

WARRAGUL area residents surrendered 58 illegal or unwanted weapons to police during a two month state-wide amnesty, the fourth highest count for any area in Victoria.


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Warragul’s surrendered weapon count ranks behind Frankson, 65, Warrnambool, 87, and Bendigo, 164, but ahead of Ringwood, Rosebud and Shepparton, all 55.

The amnesty ran across Victoria from 1 October to 30 November, seeing a total of 2,450 weapons surrendered.

Weapons handed in to police included homemade handguns, daggers, high-powered rifles, machetes and double-edged knives.

Surrendered weapons will be destroyed.

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