Colyton house raided; man arrested

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A known associate of the Rebels and the Finks outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCG) has been charged with firearm and drug offences.

Officers from the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor executed a search warrant at a home in Shepherd Street, Colyton, at 7.10pm yesterday.

A 26-year-old man, who is associated with both the Rebels and the Finks, was immediately placed under arrest for breach of bail.

During a search of the property, police located small quantities of methyamphetamine (“ice”) and cocaine, about 60g of an unidentified powder, assorted prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, a .457 Ruger revolver and a number of NSW Police Force uniform items, including police identification. Subsequent inquiries into the firearm allegedly revealed it had been stolen during a break and enter late last year.

The arrested man was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with possess prohibited drug; possess unregistered firearm; possess unauthorised firearm; not keep firearm safe; and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to face Penrith Local Court today. Inquiries into the other seized items 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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