Huge 250kg stash of ‘explosive material’ and 40 guns seized as man, 42, is arrested at remote bush property
- Man charged after police allegedly seized 250kg from a rural bush property
- Haul found after raid at Kurrajong, 75km north-west of Sydney on Wednesday
- NSW Police allege they also seized 77 knives and five electronic stun devices
- 42-year-old man charged with six offences including manufacturing firearms
A man has been charged after police allegedly seized 250kg of explosive material and 40 firearms from a rural bush property.
Police allege they found the haul – which included seven pipe bombs, seven improvised explosive devices and a ballistic vest – after raiding a property on Bells Line of Road in Kurrajong, 75km north-west of Sydney, on Wednesday.
NSW Police claim they also seized 77 knives, five electronic stun devices and six firearm silencers.
Simon Clay, 42, was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station.
A man has been charged after police allegedly seized 250kg of explosive material from a rural property in Kurrajong, north-west of Sydney (file image)
He was charged with six offences including manufacturing firearms without a permit and three counts of possessing a prohibited weapon.
The other charges were possessing more than three unregistered firearms and having custody of a knife in a public place.
The man was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Thursday.
Police allege the property was being used to store ‘significant amounts of illicit explosive material and numerous prohibited weapons’.
Specialist officers allegedly found 250kg of ammonium nitrate and ‘various other chemicals’ during the morning raid.
The address was raided after the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad received a tip-off about the manufacture and importation of prohibited firearms, a NSW Police spokesman said.
All items seized during the operation will undergo forensic examination.
A crime scene is still in place at the rural property as drug and firearms detectives comb through the site.
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