Police charge two after firearms and explosives located in Corio

Geelong Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged two men following the execution of a warrant in Corio yesterday.

A 53-year-old Corio man has been charged with possess firearm, possess cartridge ammunition, possess explosive substance, manufacture explosive substance, cultivate narcotic plant, and possess cannabis.

A 29-year-old Corio man has been charged with prohibited person possess firearm, prohibited person possess silencer, possess firearm in contravention of a firearm prohibition order, possess cartridge ammunition, possess explosive substance, manufacture explosive substance, cultivate narcotic plant, possess cannabis, and fail to comply with direction to assist.

The charges follow an operation into firearm prohibition order compliance and the execution of a warrant at a Remington Street address about 11am.

Detectives located and seized one firearm and homemade explosive materials during their search.

Officers from the Bomb Response Unit attended the scene to assist and the area has since been deemed safe.

The pair will appear before Geelong Magistrates’ Court today

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