This Tulloch St home in Blacktown was raided by police investigating a recent string of shootings in western Sydney.
Forensic officers cleaning thier equipment outside a Tulloch St home in Blacktown that was raided by police investigating a recent string of shootings in western Sydney.
A LOADED .45 calibre revolver and 97 grams of ice were seized when an alleged Nomads bikie gang member and an alleged associate of the Nomads and Rebels bikie gang were arrested in Blacktown on Wednesday.
The Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Kinnarra, which was set up to investigate eight shootings related to a tit-for-tat war between the Nomads and Hells Angels in mid-April, conducted the raid at the Tulloch St address at 4.20pm.
No charges have been laid over the firearm, which is undergoing ballistic testing to determine if it is linked with any crimes, police said.
Police wouldn’t say if they believed the .45 revolver seized had been used in the shootings they were investigating.
A police source said it was difficult to link revolvers to individual shootings because they didn’t discharge shell casings when fired.
Police said equipment and chemicals used in the manufacture of ice were located in a garage and a set of knuckledusters, a 13cm knife, ammunition and two grams of methylamphetamine were found in car at the premises.
They also found a wallet with a driver’s licence and several identification cards for another man which police say was stolen.
Forensic officers and detectives concluded their search of the house and adjoining garage early on Thursday afternoon.
Craig William Dunn, a 27-year-old alleged Nomads bikie member who lives at the Tulloch St address, faces two charges of supplying and two charges of possessing 97 grams of methylamphetamine.
Dunn didn’t appear during his mention at Blacktown Court on Thursday and was refused bail to re-appear on May 17.
John Keith Shaw, a 31-year-old alleged associate of the Nomads and Rebels of Evans St in Penrith, pleaded guilty to possession of two grams of methylamphetamine, possession of the metal knuckledusters and ammunition but not guilty to custody of the knife and possession of goods believed to be stolen (the driver’s licence and ID cards).
Shaw was granted strict condition bail to re-appear on May 31, including an undertaking not to associate with any member of an outlaw motorcycle club or his co-accused, report at Penrith police station three times a week and a $2000 surety.
He was still in custody awaiting an “acceptable person” to post his bail after the matter was heard at 2pm.
Strike Force Kinnarra, an off-shoot of the anti-bikie Strike Force Raptor set-up in 2009, is investigating shootings at five homes and businesses at Merrylands, Baulkham Hills, Granville and Northmead in the early hours of April 17, two shootings at Rouse Hill and Bella Vista on April 20 and a shooting at a unit block in Merrylands on April 23.
Strike Force Kinnarra said it had arrested 10 people, including two men charged in relation to the shooting at the Merrylands unit block.