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Firearm, alcohol and furnishings seized as OMCG clubhouse is dismantled - SF Raptor and Lake Macquarie LAC

Friday, 14 February 2014 04:58:20 AM

Police have seized a firearm, alcohol and furnishings from an outlaw motorcycle gang’s clubhouse following an operation near Lake Macquarie yesterday (Thursday 13 February 2014).


Around 11am yesterday, officers from the Strike Force Raptor and the Lake Macquarie Local Area Command executed a search warrant at the Boolaroo clubhouse of the Life and Death outlaw motorcycle gang’s Newcastle chapter.


Inside the premises, police located a .22 calibre rifle, a large bar containing several fridges full of beer and spirits, a stage, a pool table and other furnishings.


Police also located evidence indicating that alcohol may have been sold inside the property.


The Commander of the Lake Macquarie Local Area Command, Superintendent Brett Greentree, said local police were committed to working with the Gangs Squad on disrupting OMCG activity in the area.


“We’re keeping a very close eye on the outlaw motorcycle gangs with a presence in our area,” Superintendent Greentree said.


“Anytime we suspect a law is being broken, whether it is for a traffic infringement, running an unlicensed bar, possessing a firearm, or any other offence, we will make our presence felt.”


No people were inside the clubhouse when police arrived, however a number of individuals attended the property while the warrant was underway. They were spoken to by police at the scene.


The clubhouse is in the process of being dismantled.


Charges are expected to be laid in the coming days.


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.

Anyone with information to assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 bite me  or report it directly to detectives via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: Photographs and videos can be uploaded to the online reporting page. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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