No bail over 'Aladdin's Cave' discovery

POLICE have charged a man with 18 offences after the discovery of an array of allegedly stolen goods, drugs, cash and weapons, stacked to the ceiling in a Hamilton South house, dubbed "Aladdin's Cave".

The 42-year-old man handed himself into Waratah police station with his solicitor yesterday and was charged with operating a drug premises, supplying a prohibited drug, possession of a prohibited drug and several firearm and property offences.

The man has been refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court at a later date.

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