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
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
“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
Charges are expected to be laid in the coming
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.
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