Inside a secret gun bunker hidden under a boxing promoter’s unassuming brown couch complete with an underground shooting range and 1,000 rounds of ammo – the cops reveal the astonishing way he managed to get access to it all.
- Western Australian Police have uncovered a secret gun stash in Perth
- The bunker contained rifles, rifles, and a shooting range
- It was the property of a boxing promoter, who was fined
Police uncover a secret underground bunker filled with high-powered guns and a shooting range after a tip-off leads them to the weapons bastion hidden under a boxing promoter’s modest couch.
Western Australian police discovered the stash while searching for a property in High Wycombe, Perth, belonging to boxing promoter, David ‘Ice Man’ Letizia, on May 6 last year.
Letizia pleaded guilty to a number of firearm offenses and was fined $2,600, had his guns removed and his firearm license revoked.
Police made the startling discovery after a hydraulic arm was pulled inside the living room, which lifted the sofa to reveal a flight of stairs leading to a hidden room underneath.
Police have discovered a secret underground gun bunker full of high powered handguns, shotguns and rifles.
The stash was found on property owned by boxing promoter and former professional fighter David ‘Ice Man’ Letizia (pictured) who has been charged with multiple firearms offences.
The cache illegally contained several handguns, shotguns, and high-powered rifles on a weapons rack.
There was also an intricate workbench for Letizia to work on his weapons, suppressors for his guns, body armor, and a shooting range with target and pulley system.
The boxing promoter had an assortment of different caliber bullets, including boxes of 50-caliber rounds for one of his guns.
The police searched the property after receiving a tip-off from a member of the public about the cellar.
Western Australian Police Minister Paul Papalia said 7 news The discovery of the cache showed that changes were needed to be made to the state’s 50-year-old firearms legislation.
Our laws are outdated. It allows for some really high-powered firearms designed to shoot rhinos or pierce armor plating.
There is no justified reason for them in our state. This is why we will ban them.
He said the police “make no apologies” for imposing a “total rewrite of the firearms law”.
“It will be updated and every element of firearms ownership and use will be dealt with,” the police minister added.
A hydraulic arm located in Leticia’s living room revealed the stash hidden under his sofa
On top of the weapons, police also found silencers, body armor, a firing range, and rounds of various calibers, including . 50-caliber boxes for one of his rifles.
Letizi charged Possession of unlicensed ammunition, possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of bulletproof clothing, and inadequate storage of ammunition in the home.
Western Australian police told Daily Mail Australia that Letizia was Sentenced on 9 September 2022 in Midland Magistrates Court in relation to the five criminal charges.
He received a total of $2,600 in fines and was ordered to forfeit all items subject to the charges. His firearm license was also revoked.
The police added that they are working with the council to ‘Ensure that the accused brings his property into compliance.”
Letizi will appear in court later this year accused of illegally building the hideout without the approval of the local council.
Western Australia is set to make changes to the legislation later this year that will see the state have some of the strictest gun laws in the country.
Gun owners and residents looking to purchase a gun will soon have to undergo mandatory and ongoing mental health screenings.
It would make Western Australia the first state in the country to mandate mandatory mental health checks for gun owners.
More proposed changes to the state’s gun laws will be announced later this year including making it more difficult to sell guns on the black market.