Man arrested at Glencoe: Guns, crossbow, explosive devices seized

A man was arrested on Friday after semi-automatic rifles, a crossbow and explosive devices were seized at a property at Glencoe.

Officers from the New England Target Action Group and New England Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant of a property on Railway Street, Glencoe, at 12.20pm on Friday.

Police seized a number of items, including two semi-automatic rifles, a crossbow with arrows, silencers, ammunition, an explosive and detonators, slingshots and cannabis leaf.

A 38-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Armidale Police Station, where he was charged with a number of offences.

The charges included possess/use prohibited weapon without permit, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, possess unregistered prohibited firearm, and not keeping a prohibited weapon safe.

Other charges included possessing ammunition without holding a licence/permit, possessing explosives for unlawful purpose, handling explosives without an authorising licence, and possessing a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail and was due to appear in Armidale Local Court on Saturday.