Police seize explosives, fireworks, ammo, drugs from small NSW town

POLICE have seized a dangerous cocktail of explosives from a New South Wales town home to no more than 1500 residents.

Detectives raided a home on Tyson Road, Wilton – approximately 80km from Sydney – yesterday and allegedly seized 47 sticks of explosives, fireworks, a crossbow, ammunition and cannabis.

A former mine worker, a man aged 43, is today assisting police with their inquiries.


No charges have yet been laid with investigations ongoing.

Camden Local Area Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Jayne Doherty, wanted to remind members of the community to ensure their firearms licences are kept up to date.

“The possession of fireworks, explosives or firearms without the appropriate licence is an offence,” she said.

“If your licence is about to expire contact police to arrange to surrender these items, or renew your license.

“If any person has information relating to the possession of any such items without authority they are encouraged to contact their local Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”