Drugs, cash found in car

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Police from the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor have charged a Rebels nominee with drug offences after more than six kilograms of cannabis was located in a car in Orchard Hills.

About 6.40pm last night, Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad Highway Patrol stopped a four-wheel-drive on Mamre Road, Orchard Hills.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 6.9kg of cannabis in the boot of the vehicle. Police also located more than $11,000 cash and about 30g of amphetamine in the car.

The driver and sole occupant, a 40-year-old Rebels nominee, was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged by Strike Force Raptor officers with two counts of supply prohibited drug greater than an indictable quantity, and one count of dealing with the proceeds of crime.

He was given conditional bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Thursday, October 24.

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.

Anyone with information to assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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