Ipswich man had four explosive devices, police say

A member of the bomb squad examines an explosive device found in a car at Redbank Plaza shopping centre on April 2, 2018.An Ipswich man has been remanded in custody on a string of charges after the discovery of four homemade bombs in a car and at his home.

Cvjetin Ivkovic, 37, faces 17 charges, including four counts of manufacturing an explosive without authority, along with drugs and weapons charges.

Police said they were alerted on Monday by Ipswich City Council staff monitoring CCTV footage, and found two of the devices in a car parked at Redbank Plaza shopping centre, west of Brisbane.

Another two devices were later discovered at the man’s home in the Ipswich suburb of Camira, along with dangerous drugs and a firearm, police said.

Senior Sergeant Gareth James said on Monday at least one of the devices was a glass jar hidden inside a cardboard box.

“There was a liquid in it of an explosive nature, which also had a few other components which I won’t go into,” he said.

Mr Ivkovic, 37, and Capalaba woman Christine Michelle Scifleet, 31, did not appear when their charges were mentioned in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

No details about what the pair were allegedly intending to do with the bombs were revealed in court.

via Explosives charges heard in court, police say four devices found in car and man’s home – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)