Weapons including grenades, a land mine and a homemade bomb designed for ‘‘major destruction’’ have been seized during a raid on a south Sydney home.
The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service tracked the shipment of a firearm part to a Sylvania home, which Customs and police officers raided on Tuesday.
They seized a claymore mine, an improvised explosive device, three hand grenades, two revolvers, a shortened shotgun, a rifle, AR15 and M15 assault rifle parts, firearm manufacturing equipment, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, body armour and machetes.
A 43-year-old man was charged with 18 weapons offences.
He is scheduled to appear before Sutherland Local Court today.
‘‘The weaponry seized yesterday was capable of causing major destruction and loss of life, and had no place in suburban Sydney,’’ Organised Crime squad boss Detective Superintendent Ken Finch said.