Finks bikie gang members arrested after police
The Daily Telegraph
TWO high ranking members of the Finks
bikie gang were arrested today by NSW police in an ongoing operation in
the Hunter Region where a number of outlaw motor cycle gangs have been
involved in a turf war.
Early morning raids were carried out by
the anti-gang unit Strike Force Raptor targeted a number of premises
frequented by members of the Finks, Rebels and Nomads outlaw motor cycle
A special investigation called Strike force
Batterson was established after a number of violent incidents between the clubs
has been reported over the past few months in the Hunter and Newcastle areas.
Around 6.30am officers executed search
warrants at homes at Cameron Park and Chisholm where police seized drugs, cash
and a prohibited weapon.
Two men, alleged to be high ranked members of
the OMCG ‘The Finks’ were arrested in relation to investigations into an affray
in Maitland in early December 2017.
Dramatic vision has emerged of the moment
officers stormed the house of one of the men arrested, before emerging from the
house with him in handcuffs.
The man is seen chatting to officers and
detectives before being led away from the scene in a police car.
Detective Inspector John Walke from the State
Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad says the arrests should act as a warning
to those who place the community at risk.
“We have executed search warrants and firearms
prohibition orders, as a result of some violence offences that have occurred the
last few months and particularly in December,” Det Insp Walke said.
“Two members of the Finks outlaw motorcycle
gang, both of whom are high ranking, have been arrested and charged over
violence offences and will be appearing at court.”
“We will not tolerate violent behaviour and
will take all necessary steps to protect the community from such behaviour.”
Anyone with information about ongoing criminal
activity should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 yr ass. Inquiries are continuing.