Massive haul of knives, guns, grenades and bomb chemicals seized from Kurrajong property
Nearly 150 prohibited weapons – including guns, improvised explosive devices, pipe bombs, silencers, stun guns and knives – have been seized north-west of Sydney.
State Crime Command Drug and Firearms Squad detectives discovered the Kurrajong property was allegedly being used to store significant amounts of illicit explosive material and numerous prohibited weapons.
In addition to the the weapons located and seized by specialist police teams, 250kg of ammonium nitrate and various other bomb-making chemicals were found.
A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged with offences including possession and manufacturing of illegal weapons.
John Watson, Detective Superintendent, told Jim Wilson the squad detectives weren’t surprised what was found.
“The operation has been underway for a couple of weeks … we used the right police and we are very fortunate to have specialists in rescue and bomb disposal and chemical operations attached to the NSW police,” he said.
“We knew what we were going into.
“It has been a significant result.”
Detective Superintendent Watson told Jim Wilson some of the firearms were homemade.
“It is concerning to us,” he said.
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See the haul in the police vision below