This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Hoffman of the New South Wales Police speaking to the media at a press conference at their headquarters in Sydney. (AFP / Peter PARKS)
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A battery of explosives, gunpowder and detonators have been handed to police under an amnesty in Australia, along with 26,000 firearms as authorities work to remove illicit weapons from the streets.Among the cache is more than 146 kilograms of explosives, over 20 kilograms of gunpowder and thousands of detonators and safety fuses.A separate national firearms amnesty -- the first in 20 years -- has also proved a success, with 25,999 guns surrendered since it got underway in June.
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