Fake gun brandished to protect stolen loot

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A PERTH woman protecting a stash of stolen samurai swords and $18k in cash pointed a fake gun at officers during the police raid.

The woman brandished a replica AR-15 pellet gun after officers burst into the house at Salvado Road in Wembley.

A stolen rifle, knives, samurai swords, phones, an ounce of heroin and $18,000 in cash were all discovered at the scene.

A tip-off from a member of the public led police to the house with a search warrant at about 6.30am on June 28.

The 38-year-old has been released on bail after being charged with unlawfully obtained cash, being armed in a way that may cause fear and ready access to a magnitude of cash.

A 43-year-old man from Wembley, who is in police custody, has been charged with possession of heroin with intent to sell and supply and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

He was also charged with having possession of prescription medication, drug paraphernalia and breach of bail.