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250kg of explosives and 40 guns: Inside stash police found at man’s Kurrajong, NSW bush property

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250kg of BOMBS, 40 guns, silencers and stun weapons: Incredible stash police found at ‘doomsday prepper’s’ remote bush property

  • Man charged after police allegedly seized 250kg from a rural bush property
  • Haul found after raid at Kurrajong, 75km north-west of Sydney on Wednesday
  • NSW Police allege they also seized 77 knives and five electronic stun devices 
  • 42-year-old man charged with six offences including manufacturing firearms 










Extraordinary images have shown the scale of a firearm and explosives stash a doomsday prepper allegedly stored at a remote bush property.

Police allege they found the haul – which included 250kg of explosive material and 40 firearms – after raiding a property on Bells Line of Road in Kurrajong, 75km north-west of Sydney, on Wednesday.   

NSW Police claim they also seized 77 knives, five electronic stun devices, six firearm silencers and a ballistic vest.  

A police walkthrough showed more than a dozen guns laid across a tarpaulin sheet beside ammunition and knives contained in wooden boxes.

A man has been charged after police allegedly seized 250kg of explosive material and 40 firearms from a rural bush property. Guns are pictured above laid across a tarpaulin sheet

A man has been charged after police allegedly seized 250kg of explosive material and 40 firearms from a rural bush property. Guns are pictured above laid across a tarpaulin sheet

FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES ALLEGEDLY SEIZED FROM BUSH PROPERTY 

Forty firearms

Seven improvised explosive devices (IEDs)

Seven pipe bombs

Ammunition

 A ballistic vest

250kg of Ammonium nitrate and various other chemicals 

Firearm silencers (x6)

Electronic stun devices (x5)

Extendable batons (x3)

OC spray (x3)

Knives (x77)

Simon Clay, 42, was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station. 

Clay was allegedly a doomsday prepper and is not linked to any extremist groups, ABC News reported. 

He was charged with six offences including manufacturing firearms without a permit and three counts of possessing a prohibited weapon. 

The other charges were possessing more than three unregistered firearms and having custody of a knife in a public place. 

The man was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Thursday.

Police allege the property was being used to store ‘significant amounts of illicit explosive material and numerous prohibited weapons’. 

Specialist officers allegedly found 250kg of ammonium nitrate and ‘various other chemicals’ during the morning raid.  

Simon Clay, 42, has been charged with six offences including manufacturing firearms without a permit. Pictured are knives allegedly found by police

A gun allegedly found at the property pictured. Simon Clay, 42, was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station

Simon Clay, 42, has been charged with six offences including manufacturing firearms without a permit (pictured left and right are knives and a firearm allegedly found at the property)

Weapons are pictured on a tarpaulin sheet during a police walkthrough of the scene. The man arrested was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Thursday

Weapons are pictured on a tarpaulin sheet during a police walkthrough of the scene. The man arrested was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Thursday

Books about chemical warfare and explosives are pictured on a bookcase. Police allege the property was being used to store 'significant amounts of illicit explosive material and numerous prohibited weapons'

Books about chemical warfare and explosives are pictured on a bookcase. Police allege the property was being used to store ‘significant amounts of illicit explosive material and numerous prohibited weapons’

The address was raided after the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad received a tip-off

The address was raided after the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad received a tip-off

Police allege they found the haul after raiding a property on Bells Line of Road in Kurrajong, 75km north-west of Sydney, on Wednesday (general view from road pictured)

 Police allege they found the haul after raiding a property on Bells Line of Road in Kurrajong, 75km north-west of Sydney, on Wednesday (general view from road pictured)

The address was raided after the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad received a tip-off about the manufacture and importation of prohibited firearms, a NSW Police spokesman said. 

All items seized during the operation will undergo forensic examination. 

A crime scene is still in place at the rural property as drug and firearms detectives comb through the site.  

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