A high-ranking member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will appear at court charged over the alleged supply of drugs in a courtroom.
The Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor commenced an investigation after an envelope containing tobacco and Alprazolam was located within documents in a court room during a trial at a Sydney court on Wednesday 26 July 2017.
The items were seized and examined by specialist forensic officers.
Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Raptor, with the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad, executed a search warrant at a home on Lakeside Parade, Jordan Springs, about 10.30am yesterday (Wednesday 22 November 2017).
Officers seized Alprazolam, steroids, and other items relevant to the investigation.
A 26-year-old woman was arrested at the home, but released pending further inquiries.
About 1pm, a 34-year-old man was arrested by Strike Force Raptor at a home on Crawford Street, Emu Plains.
He was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with supply prohibited drug, unlawfully secrete thing for it to be found/received by inmate, and possess prohibited drug.
The man, who is a high-ranking member of the Rebels OMCG, was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Thursday 23 November 2017).
Investigations are continuing.
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.
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Source: NSW Police