NSW police seize cash, drugs and
rifle scope in raids on Rebels bikie-linked Tweed house
ANDREW POTTS, Gold Coast Bulletin
NSW police have seized
cash, a rifle scope and a small amount of drugs during a
raid on a property linked with the Rebels outlaw
motorcycle gang (OMCG) in the state’s north.
Officers from Tweed/Byron
local area command’s Strike Force Walenore bikie strike team
have raided two properties this week, as part of its
crackdown on OMCG gangs
following an escalating gang
During a search at the home of an
associate of the Rebels OMCG at Commissioners Creek on Monday police
located a rifle scope, a laser pointer, more than $6000 cash, and an
amount of cannabis.
Police say inquiries into those
items are continuing.
A search was also conducted at the
home of a member of the Lone Wolf OMCG at Terranora yesterday, with
a 39-year-old man issued a warning for consorting.
Tweed/Byron crime manager,
Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen, said anti-bikie operations were
“These operations are a direct
consequence of the disregard that OMCG members have had for the
community and we will continue to endeavour to bring their behaviour
in line with community expectations,” he said.
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.
The strike force is being assisted
by the NSW State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor,
Public Order and Riot Squad, the Police Dog Unit and Queensland
Police attached to Taskforce Maxima