Vic officer charged over illegal handgun

A Victorian police officer has been charged with owning an illegal handgun.

The 48-year-old male constable from the eastern region was charged following an internal Victoria Police investigation.

He is facing offences of possessing an unregistered handgun and storing a firearm in an insecure manner.

The alleged offending happened while the officer was off duty between March and April 2021.

He was summonsed to appear in the Benalla Magistrates Court on May 24.

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