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Drugs, motorbikes and unique fauna seized – Strike Force Raptor

Friday, 01 Apr 2011 03:56am


A unique range of reptiles, spiders and other animals was yesterday found by Strike Force Raptor officers who also seized drugs and motorcycles in Sydney’s west.

Officers conducted a search warrant yesterday (Thursday 31 March) at a property on the Prospect Highway, Prospect, following investigations into alleged drug activity linked to the ‘Rebels’ outlaw motorcycle gang.

There police found quantities of cannabis leaf, cannabis seed, hashish and an unidentified white powder. Two motorcycles were also seized, including one which was reported stolen.

Also located was a collection of unique fauna, including an American corn snake, a Chinese soft-backed turtle, a Mexican tarantula, four tree frogs and a chameleon dragon.

A 34-year-old Prospect man has been charged with supply prohibited drug, two counts of possess prohibited drug, five counts of possess prohibited fauna and one count each of goods in custody and receiving stolen property.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court on 28 April.

Strike Force Raptor was established by the State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009 and is a proactive, high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and their alleged associated criminal enterprises.


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