A SIX-month joint operation has seen four people across Australia charged with attempting to purchase illegal firearms online.
We understand the arrests are linked with raids that took place in Gladstone in February (pictures below).
The arrests were made as a result of a joint investigation conducted by the United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Australian Federal Police (AFP), and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS).
The investigation focused on the trade of illegal firearms via the 'dark web' by a US-based seller using an online alias to a worldwide.
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