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Finks bikie gang members arrested after police raid

TWO high ranking members of the Finks bikie gang were arrested today by NSW police in an ongoing operation in the Hunter Region where a number of outlaw motor cycle gangs have been involved in a turf war.

Early morning raids were carried out by the anti-gang unit Strike Force Raptor targeted a number of premises frequented by members of the Finks, Rebels and Nomads outlaw motor cycle gangs.

Two men have been arrested following ongoing investigations into alleged OMCG criminal activity in the state’s Hunter Region.

A special investigation called Strike force Batterson was established after a number of violent incidents between the clubs has been reported over the past few months in the Hunter and Newcastle areas.

Around 6.30am officers executed search warrants at homes at Cameron Park and Chisholm where police seized drugs, cash and a prohibited weapon.

Two men, alleged to be high ranked members of the OMCG ‘The Finks’ were arrested in relation to investigations into an affray in Maitland in early December 2017.

Dramatic vision has emerged of the moment officers stormed the house of one of the men arrested, before emerging from the house with him in handcuffs.

The man is seen chatting to officers and detectives before being led away from the scene in a police car.

Police executed search warrants at homes at Cameron Park and Chisholm about 6.30am today.

Strike Force Batterson was jointly established by State Crime Command’s Criminal Group Squad Strike Force Raptor.

Detective Inspector John Walke from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad says the arrests should act as a warning to those who place the community at risk.

“We have executed search warrants and firearms prohibition orders, as a result of some violence offences that have occurred the last few months and particularly in December,” Det Insp Walke said.

“Two members of the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang, both of whom are high ranking, have been arrested and charged over violence offences and will be appearing at court.”

“We will not tolerate violent behaviour and will take all necessary steps to protect the community from such behaviour.”

Anyone with information about ongoing criminal activity should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 yr ass. Inquiries are continuing.