Three arrested and two firearms seized after investigations into affray -
Strike Force Raptor
Thursday, 30 May 2013 04:48:44 PM
Officers from the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor have
arrested three men in Sydney and seized two firearms as well as drugs following
investigations into an affray at a Wollongong hotel in January.
Police have been investigating the affray which occurred on
Sunday 20 January 2013 and involved members of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle
Early today (Thursday 30 May 2013), officers executed search
warrants on three homes at Eschol Park and Spring Farm.
At Malbec Place, Eschol Park, police seized two rifles, two
extendable batons, ammunition, 350 pills believed to be ecstasy, and small
quantities of methylamphetemine (‘ice’), magic mushrooms, prescription drugs and
an unidentified powder. An 18-year-old associate of the Rebels was arrested at
the home and charged with firearms, drugs and weapons offences. He was refused
bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court tomorrow.
At Semillon Crescent, Eschol Park, a 27-year-old Rebels member
was arrested and charged with affray, violent disorder and common assault. He
was granted conditional bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on 26 June
At Minorca Circuit, Spring Farm, police seized steroids, vials
of an unknown liquid and a small amount of cannabis. A 27-year-old Rebels member
was arrested and charged with affray and common assault. He was granted
conditional bail to appear at Camden Local Court on 26 June 2013.
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.