Kurrajong, NSW: 40 GUNS and 250kg of ‘explosive material’ seized as man, 42, is arrested

BREAKING NEWS: Huge 250kg stash of ‘explosive material’ and 40 HOMES seized as man, 42, is arrested on remote bush site

  • Man charged after police confiscated 250lbs from wilderness estate
  • Haul found after raid on Kurrajong, 75km northwest of Sydney on Wednesday
  • NSW police claim they also seized 77 knives and five electronic anesthetics
  • 42-year-old man charged with six offenses, including manufacturing firearms










A man has been charged after police allegedly seized 250kg of explosives and 40 firearms from a rural estate in the bush.

Police say they found the bombs – including seven pipe bombs, seven improvised explosive devices and a ballistic vest – after a raid on a residence in Kurrajong, 75 km north-west of Sydney, on Wednesday.

The NSW police claim they also seized 77 knives, five electronic anesthetics and six firearms silencers.

A man has been charged after police allegedly seized 250kg of explosives from a rural home in Kurrajong, northwest of Sydney (file image)

A 42-year-old man was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station.

He was charged with six offenses including manufacturing firearms without a license and three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon.

The other charges were possession of more than three unregistered firearms and possession of a knife in a public place.

The man was refused bail on Thursday to appear in Penrith court.

Police say the property was used to store “significant amounts of illegal explosive material and numerous prohibited weapons”.

Specialized agents are said to have found 250 kg of ammonium nitrate and “various other chemicals” during the morning raid.

Police say they found the loot after a raid on a home in Kurrajong, 75km northwest of Sydney, on Wednesday (general view of the city's main street pictured)

Police say they found the loot after a raid on a home in Kurrajong, 75km northwest of Sydney, on Wednesday (general view of the city’s main street pictured)

The address was raided after the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad received a tip about the manufacture and import of banned firearms, a NSW Police Department spokesman said.

All objects seized during the operation are forensically examined.

There is still a crime scene on the rural property as drug and firearms detectives search the site.

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