A CALLALA Bay man was arrested at Kings Cross yesterday as Strike Force Alistair closed on organised crime groups.
The 52-year-old man was charged with supplying explosives and possessing explosives in a public place. He was refused bail to appear at Central Local Court today.
A Callala Bay house was among the dawn raids in one of the biggest firearm and drug operations in NSW history.
While police are yet to release any details about the South Coast arrests, about 350 officers executed 30 warrants throughout Sydney, Kiama and the South Coast on Tuesday and as part of Strike Force Alistair.
It was a joint operation between police and the NSW Crime Commission, targeting organised crime in NSW.
Police seized drugs, firearms, a hand grenade, a ballistic vest and about $500,000 in counterfeit cash during the raids.
They were targeting senior members of the Hells Angels, Comanchero and Rebels, as well as Asian and Balkan crime gangs.
About 30 people would be charged with serious offences, some of which carry sentences of life imprisonment.
Three other men - aged 35, 33 and 25 - were charged with offences relating to the supply of a commercial quantity of prohibited drugs.
Police said the raids came after a number of arrests three weeks ago over a conspiracy to import 400 kilograms of amphetamines, also as a result of Strike Force Alistair.