A man has been charged with firearms and drugs offences after detectives investigating an outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) conflict seized three firearms and a cannabis crop in Sydney’s west.
Earlier in 2018, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad commenced an investigation into a conflict between Life and Death OMCG and Comancheros OMCG in Sydney’s west.
As part of ongoing inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home at Tregear about 5pm yesterday (Tuesday 27 March 2018).
During the search, police located and seized two sawn-off shotguns, a .22 calibre pistol with silencer, an electronic stun device, six cannabis plants, and cannabis leaf.
A 43-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station.
He was charged with possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, two counts of possess unauthorised firearm, possess unauthorised pistol, two counts of possess unregistered firearm-prohibited firearm, three counts of not keep firearm safely-prohibited firearm, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, cultivate prohibited plant, and possess prohibited drug.
The man, who is a member of the Life and Death OMCG, was refused bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court today (Wednesday 28 March 2018).
Investigations are ongoing.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation OMCG activity, including drug supply, in their local area to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.
Source: NSW Police