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A Broadmeadows man and a Wollert man have been charged after an intercept in Coburg North uncovered a sawn-off rifle.

Fawkner police observed a white Hyundai i30 containing two males leaving an address on Arthur Street, Coburg North about 5pm on February 7.

Police searched the vehicle and it’s alleged they located a sawn-off Stirling .22 rimfire rifle.

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The rifle was not loaded at the time and was sawn down on the stock and barrel to become a handgun.

The two men were subsequently arrested.

A 22-year-old Broadmeadows man has been charged with multiple offences including possess a drug of dependence and drive while disqualified.

He was bailed to appear in Broadmeadows Magistrate’s Court on July 5.

A 25-year-old Wollert man has been charged with multiple offences including unlicensed person possess a handgun.

He was bailed to appear in the Broadmeadows Magistrate’s Court on July 5.

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