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Bikie gangs raided in bid to end violence

Dawn raids

The home of Nomads member Sam Ibrahim. Picture: John Grainger


POLICE have raided the home of Nomads bikie member Sam Ibrahim this morning as part of an investigation into a spate of drive-by shootings in Sydney.

Still sporting bullet holes in the walls and windows after last weeks drive-by shooting, the home in the nothern Sydney suburb of Bella Vista was searched by officers just after 6am.

It was one of 18 properties police searched in a series of dawn raids.

The raids are part of Strike Force Kinnarra, set up last week to probe an ongoing feud between the Nomads and Hells Angels.

The 18 warrants today were carried out at homes and businesses believed to be linked to both outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Ibrahim's Range Rover and BMW four-wheel-drive were also searched during the raid.

Ibrahim could not be seen through the windows this morning, keeping to the back of the house, but his wife left left at 7.30am to take their children to school.

Police will address the media at midday once the raids are complete.

The raid comes just hours after police implemented new laws banning bikie members to wear their gang colours in Sydney's Kings Cross.

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