Pair to face court after ‘explosive device’ found in car at Ipswich shopping centre

A man and woman are due to face court today after a suspicious device was found in a car parked at a shopping centre in Redbank on Monday.

An emergency situation was declared under the Public Safety Preservation Act just after 9.15am with the bomb squad called in to examine the device.

Specialist police managed to dismantled the device, with the PSPA revoked around 11.35am.


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A 31-year-old Capalaba woman was charged with possessing dangerous goods, possessing tainted property, fraud, forgery, uttering, stealing and receiving tainted property.

A 37-year-old man was charged with two counts of manufacture explosive without authority, one count each of possessing dangerous goods, possessing tainted property, stealing, receiving tainted property, vehicles used on roads must be registered, drive uninsured vehicle and offences involving registration certificates.

He has also since been slapped with further charges including two counts each of manufacture explosives, possess explosives; one count each of possess dangerous drugs above schedule, possess Category H weapon, possess utensil and fail to dispose after officers executed a search warrant at a Camira property on Monday afternoon.

During the raid, two further devices were located, rendered safe and dismantled by specialist police. A firearm, dangerous drugs and utensils were also allegedly located at the home.

The pair are due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today.

Police say investigations are continuing.

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