Police across the state are calling on residents who have explosives or other related hazardous materials to give them up to police, who have just launched a 6 month Commercial Explosive Amnesty.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch and Commander of the Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command, says in recent years Police have had an increased number of requests for the destruction of commercial explosives which have been found in the community.
In some cases they’ve been found in deceased estates or discovered during police operations, and officers are warning people may be committing offences by simply possessing explosive, but the amnesty will protect them against possible criminal proceedings.
Police say under no circumstances should people move explosives or related material. Instead they should call police and detail what they have and arrangements will be made for the material to be collected.