The Bundaberg police from Rockhampton conducted a search warrant at the Coonarr Rd property, Nov. 23. And the police found hundreds of fireworks and ammunition.
However, according to Andrew Self, Bundaberg Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Sergeant, they were supposed to execute a search warrant on an unrelated matter regarding the property; only to find a rifle, quantity of ammunition and a significant amount of fireworks.
Explosive experts were called to deal with this matter and the police worked with the departments of mines and energy to take possession of the discovered dangerous goods.
According to Detective Sergeant Self, they had given a notice to a 30-year old man to appear on charges relating to the found dangerous goods at the property; and a 29-year old female was commanded to attend matters related to drug diversion.
The use and display of fireworks has been illegal in Queensland since 1973. And the possession of fireworks by unlicensed people is punishable by law based on the Explosives Act of 1999. A penalty of $40,000 fine and six months of imprisonment can be charged. Only licensed people are allowed to use or handle explosives such as fireworks.