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Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members targeted during national run

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 10:44:24 AM

Police have issued numerous infringement and defect notices to outlaw motorcycle gang members during the Comanchero national run.


Strike Force Raptor and Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad officers, Gangs Squad detectives and officers from the South-West Metropolitan and Southern regions conducted Operation Iron Outlaw from Friday 2 March to Monday 5 March 2012.


The Comanchero OMCG was conducting its national run from Sydney to Melbourne and back to Sydney, with Operation Iron Outlaw focused on road-safety compliance and rider conduct in NSW.


On the southbound leg of the national run, police identified seven defective helmets which were immediately replaced by the riders.


Additionally, seven defect notices and 10 traffic-infringement notices were issued for offences such as exceed speed and not wearing helmets. One member was also issued court-attendance notices for a prior assault offence.


On the northbound leg of the national run, two defect notices and eight traffic infringement notices were issued for offences such as disobey traffic signal, exceed speed and travelling the wrong way down a one-way street.


No major incidents occurred.


Strike Force Raptor was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009 and is a proactive and high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and any associated criminal enterprises.



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