Coast-wide operation results in several arrests and seizures

Coast-wide operation results in several arrests and seizures

Six Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) members and associates were charged in a Coast-wide operation, involving officers from Brisbane Water LAC, Tuggerah Lakes LAC and Strike Force Raptor.
The six members and associates have been charged after replica firearms, illicit drugs and cash were seized during the operation.
In September 2016, detectives from Brisbane Water Local Area Command commenced an investigation into drug supply and firearms offences in the local area.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives executed four search warrants at homes in Umina Beach, Empire Bay and Tumbi Umbi, on March 1.
During the warrants, police seized two replica firearms, ammunition, more than $40,000 cash, methylamphetamine, cannabis, illicit substances, including steroids, human growth hormones, and testosterone; drug paraphernalia, mobile phones, computers, and electronic storage devices.
A 26-year-old Umina Beach man was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.
The man, who is an associate of Bandidos OMCG, was charged with supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, two counts of possess prescribed restricted substance, and proceeds of crime.
He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Gosford Local Court on March 21.
Following the search warrants, and as part of ongoing strategies to target and disrupt criminal activities of OMCG, the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor conducted a high-visibility operation on March 2.
With the assistance of officers from Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Commands, Strike Force Raptor conducted 21 Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO) searches across the Central Coast.
A 50-year old man was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station after a replica pistol and a number of other items were seized during a search of a property on Henry Parry Dve, North Gosford.
He was charged with possess firearm while subject to Firearm Prohibition Order and firearm found at premises subject to FPO.
The man was refused bail and appeared at Gosford Local Court on March 2.
Police also seized more than 30 vials of steroids, an amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a motorbike, believed to be stolen, from a home on Pacific Hwy, Doyalson.
A 40-year-old member of Rebels OMCG was arrested at the scene and taken to Wyong Police Station, where he was charged with four counts of possess prohibited drug, and goods in custody.
He was granted bail and is due to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday, March 22.
At Oakridge Pl, Woongarrah, officers located 10 cannabis plants, cannabis leaf, MDMA and a hydroponic set up.
A 47-year-old member of Finks OMCG was arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he was charged with cultivate cannabis, possess prohibited drug, and use electricity without authority.
He was granted bail and is due to appear at Newcastle Local Court on March 23.
At a search on Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach, police seized a number of steroid vials, amphetamine and pills.
A 39-year-old member of Rebels OMCG was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited drug.
He is due to appear at Gosford Local Court on March 28.
A 54-year-old member of Rebels OMCG has also been issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited weapon, after being found in possession of a sling shot while subject to a weapons prohibition order.
He is due to appear at Gosford Local Court on April 18.
At other properties, police seized cannabis, steroids, a knife, a cross bow, and pills, powder, liquid, and a crystal substance, which will undergo forensic analysis.
Inquiries are continuing and further charges are expected.
Strike Force Raptor was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009.
It is a proactive and high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and any associated criminal enterprises.

Media release,
Mar 6, 2017
NSW Police Media

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