NSW: Explosives, semi-automatic rifles, shotguns found during police raid

A MAN has been arrested after a police raid allegedly uncovered a stash of guns and explosives at a home in Bega on Friday.

About 9.10am, officers attached to Far South Coast Local Area Command, with the assistance of specialist police executed a search warrant at the home on Coopers Gully Road.

Police spoke to a 62-year-old man at the scene, before searching a shed at a nearby home on the street.


During the search, it’s alleged officers found a .22 rifle, a .222 bolt action rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun, a SKS semi-automatic rifle, and Gelignite (explosives).

The man was arrested at the scene and taken to Bega Police Station where he was charged with handle explosive without authorising licence, four counts of possess an unregistered firearm, four counts of not keeping a firearm safely, and possess unauthorised firearm.

He was granted bail to appear at Bega Local Court on Tuesday 24 November.