have been arrested this morning following a drug
operation in western Sydney.
Jerome officers executed a search warrant at a
home at Ropes Crossing, about 6.30am today,
where they arrested a 36-year-old man and a
26-year-old man. During the operation police
seized a firearm, ammunition and a jungle
located an improvised explosive device; however
this was rendered safe by specialist police at a
nearby park. The two men, who police allege are
members of the Rebels OMCG, were taken to
Penrith Police Station.
They were later
charged with firearms offences and refused bail.
The men will
appear in Penrith Local Court today.
relates to investigations by Strike Force Jerome
which was established by Penrith Local Area
Command in February 2011.
“This was a
significant investigation targeting persons
allegedly involved in crimes involving
violence,” said Penrith Crime Manager, Detective
Inspector Grant Healey.
“These arrests are
only the beginning. We are not backing down from
those who choose to break the law,’ he said.
“We won’t put up
with it, and the community shouldn’t have to