Man charged after suspected explosive devices located in North Shore

Detectives have charged a man as part of an ongoing Arson and Explosives Squad investigation.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD shortly after midday on Wednesday, 19 June.

Offices searched the man’s vehicle and located a firearm and quantity of drugs.

With assistance from the Bomb Response Unit, detectives also executed a search warrant at a North Shore address this afternoon.

Investigators located and seized a number of items including suspected explosive devices.

The Parkville man has been charged with a number of offences, including:

• make/possess explosive substance

• bomb hoax

• traffic drug of dependence

• prohibited person possess firearm

• possess weapons

• possess proceeds of crime

• theft of a motor vehicle.

He was remanded to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 20 June.

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