Police charge man with possessing explosives – far South Coast

A man has been charged with allegedly possessing explosives in public on the state’s far south coast.

Shortly after 5pm yesterday (29 October 2019) officers attached to South Coast Police District were patrolling Bermagui when they were notified of a person illegally camping on the headland near Horseshoe Bay.

Officers attended the location and allegedly located a vehicle and trailer containing camping equipment and food, surrounded by litter.

On further investigation, officers located a bag containing 40-50 suspected explosive devices. The items were rendered safe and taken to Bermagui Police Station, before being disposed of by officers attached to the NSW Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit.

A 66-year-old man was arrested and charged with leave rubbish/litter, display misleading number plates, possess explosive in public place, offensive language and custody of offensive implement in public place.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Narooma Local Court on 12 December 2019.

Police inquiries are continuing, and further charges are expected to be laid.

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