A man has been issued with fines totalling $12,700 after police found an illegal dog-breeding business while executing a search warrant in Kemps Creek.
Earlier in the month (Wednesday, January 14), detectives from the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor were executing an unrelated search warrant at a home in Kemps Creek, when they found a large number of dogs at the premises.
Police will allege a 41-year-old man was operating an illegal dog-breeding business from the home.
Working in consultation with Liverpool Council and the RSPCA, a number of offences were detected under the Companion Animals Act and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
In total, 45 separate offences were identified; including 32 counts of companion animal not registered as required, 10 counts of not identify companion animal as prescribed and three offences relating to building and developing without consent.
The man, who is a nominee of the Rebels OMCG, was issued with infringement notices totalling $12,700, as well as an order from the council to remove the dog enclosures.
Inquiries by Strike Force Raptor 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.
Anyone with information to assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.