TWO men have been caught transporting a home made bomb through central west New South Wales.
Police stopped a white Falcon sedan on Burrendong Way at Orange about 10.40pm on Monday after receiving an anonymous tip-off.
Two male occupants, aged 35 and 50, were both searched and found to be in possession of cannabis and amphetamine.
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It’s alleged during a thorough search of the vehicle, police also found a home made bomb the size of a tennis ball in the boot.
“The object was covered in electrical tape and had a wick protruding from the top of it,” a police spokesperson said.
The item was examined by a bomb technician who confirmed it to be an improvised explosive device.
The men were arrested and taken to Orange Police Station where they were both charged.
The 35-year-old man was charged with possess explosives and two counts of possess prohibited drug. He was refused bail and will appear in Orange Local Court today.
The 50-year-old man was charged with drug possession and bailed to reappear in Orange Local Court on October 30.