A lifetime member of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will face court today after being charged with various offences relating to items seized during an FPO search in Cranebrook last year.
As part of ongoing targeting of criminal activity across Sydney, the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor served a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) on a 45-year-old man during a vehicle stop on Saturday, December 20 last year.
Shortly after, police commenced a search of a home at Cranebrook, where they located 270g of methylamphetamine under a workbench. A crime scene was established at the home, and a further search was executed under a crime scene warrant.
During the search, Strike Force Raptor located 25kg of precursor chemicals, small amounts of phenylopropanalomine and methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), and other drugs and equipment; a 12-gauge double barrel shotgun, a revolver, two pistols, an imitation handgun, counterfeit currency, improvised explosive devices (IED), fireworks, number plates, three sets of handcuffs, three flick knives, nunchaku, sling-shots, and an electronic control device.
Following further investigation and forensic examination, the now 46-year-old man was arrested at Penrith Police Station just after 2pm yesterday.
“He was charged with 13 firearms offences, seven counts of possess prohibited weapon, two counts of handle explosive without licence, three counts of supply prohibited drug, two counts of possess precursor chemical with intent to manufacture, possess counterfeit money, knowingly possess identity plate not on correct vehicle, and five counts of unlawfully possess number plates,” a Police spokesperson said.
“The man, who is a lifetime member of the Lone Wolf OMCG, was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.”
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.