Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command under Strike Force Walenore – with the assistance of the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor, Public Order Riot Squad, Queensland Police attached to Strike Force Maxima, and the Dog Unit – are conducting operations to proactively target OMCGs in response to recent violent acts believed to be related to tension between rival clubs.
As part of their ongoing strategies, police conducted searches for firearms, firearms parts, and ammunitions at five properties of OMCG members subject to Firearm Prohibition Order’s (FPOs) today.
During the searches at a unit in Tweed Heads and homes at Tweed Heads West, Urliup, Bogangar, and Kunghur, cannabis was located at the Tweed Heads West and Urliup properties.
A 50-year-old man was arrested at Kunghur after allegedly hindering police searching his home in Kunghur. He was also arrested for cultivation of prohibited plants, and possession of a prohibited weapon (knuckle dusters). The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and subsequently taken by ambulance to Tweed Heads Hospital suffering a medical condition. It’s expected he will be charged at a later date.