Two people have been charged after police found a “myriad” of illicit drugs, firearms, a “concerning amount of ammunition” and fake ID cards in the Auckland CBD this morning.

Officers were seeking a man and woman on outstanding arrest warrants when they made the discovery.

“Due to the nature of the enquiries, specialist police were in attendance at the address, including police from the Armed Offenders Squad,” Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong said.

“A subsequent search of the address, which included assistance from a detector dog, uncovered a number of illegal items.”

Armstrong said two firearms; a “concerning amount of ammunition, including more than 70 rounds, and over 10 shotgun shells”; cash; 66 grams of cannabis; 180 grams of methamphetamine; and 132 grams of cocaine were “just the start of the myriad of items” seized from the home.

Police also found six altered ID cards, including allegedly fake driver’s licenses and a fake firearms license.

He said the pair, who had outstanding arrest warrants for drugs and firearms related offences, were taken into custody “without further incident”.

A third person found at the home was arrested, but was released “without issue” a short time later.

“This was a significant sting for police who were originally executing a search warrant to locate the pair,” Armstrong said.

A 31-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man appeared in the Auckland District Court today on charges of possession for supply of methamphetamine, cocaine, and cannabis; as well as charges relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The man was also due to reappear in court on forgery charges.

Police opposed their bail and the pair would reappear in court in due course.