A third South Coast man has been charged after a NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation, Australian Federal Police say.
In a statement released on Monday, March 23, the AFP said the 19-year-old Falls Creek man was arrested on Saturday, March 21, and charged with one count of possession of an unauthorised firearm.
The offence carries a maximum penalty of 14 years' imprisonment.
"The arrest of this man followed enquiries by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) into his alleged links to a 21-year-old Sanctuary Point man charged with a terrorism offence on Sunday, March 15, and a 23-year-old Batemans Bay man charged with a terrorism offence last Friday, March 20," police said.
"The 19-year-old man was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Nowra Local Court on Monday 1 June 2020.
"Investigations by the NSW JCTT remain ongoing."
Police said anyone with information about extremist activity or possible threats to the community should come forward, no matter how small or insignificant they may think the information may be.
The National Security Hotline is 1800 123 400.