A 30-year-old man from Vatukoula was sentenced to one year by the High Court in Lautoka for being in possession of explosives that belonged to the Vatukoula Gold Mine.
Charged with possession of explosives, Mosese Tuisorisori was arrested when police searched the accused after receiving a tip off from security officers at the mine.
Tuisorisori was taken in for questioning when officers found 20 detonators and 20 power gels on him.
The court heard that Tuisorisori admitted the offence and confirmed that the explosives belonged to the mine.
He later submitted in court that someone else had given him the explosives to sell. While sentencing the accused, Justice Paul Madigan said possession of explosives had the potential to do unimaginable damage to people or buildings, and could be used to further insurrection or terrorism.
Justice Madigan said to have explosives for sale compounds that seriousness to an inconceivable degree.
"The vendor probably would have no idea to what purpose the purchaser of these explosives was putting them, and to that extent free and unknown licence could then be given to seditionists and dissidents seeking to destroy the fabric of society or the institutions of government," Justice Madigan said.