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AK-47s found in
bikie home: police
August 15, 2011 - 4:39PM
A Hells Angel associate will be charged after two
AK-47 assault rifles were allegedly found in his
Police said they found the banned weapons in an
insecure safe at a home on Claremont Street,
Merrylands, on Friday.
The 43-year-old man had his firearms licence
suspended and he will be charged with two counts of
possessing prohibited weapons.
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The AK-47 is a lightweight, automatic rifle known to
be the weapon of choice for members of the Taliban
The rifles were allegedly found in the Sydney home
during one of many inspections of firearm safes by
Strike Force Raptor, which targets bikie gang
Meanwhile, police say they and Corrective Services
conducted a joint operation at Silverwater jail in
Officers attached to Strike Force Raptor and the
Joint Correctives Services Emergency Response Unit
conducted an operation targeting outlaw motorcycle
gang members and illegal drugs.
The operation was targeting the introduction of
drugs and other contraband into the prison.
Using a Corrective Services drug detection dog, 633
visitors were screened and 63 people searched
including a number of known outlaw motorcycle gang
associates, police said.
Eleven people were denied entry to the prison while
Strike Force Raptor officers arrested and charged
two people with the possession of cannabis and
An amount of ecstasy tablets were also found dumped
outside the prison.
Police issued five traffic infringement notices,
three parking infringement notices and confiscated
One person was also taken to hospital to undergo
blood tests after being suspected of driving under
the influence of prohibited drugs.
Anyone with information about outlaw motorcycle
gangs is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 eat
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