Police charge former bikie with drug offences

Police arresting the man earlier this week. Photo: NSW Police
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Strike Force Raptor have charged a second former Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) member as part of investigations into an alleged criminal network.

Detectives from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor established Strike Force Pavasovic to investigate the activities of criminal networks, including the supply of prohibited drugs, across Sydney.

During the course of the investigation, strike force investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Penrith on Monday, February 18.

At the home, investigators located 2kg of cocaine, methylamphetamine, MDMA, cash, and drug paraphernalia. These items were seized for forensic examination.

A 40-year-old man was charged with ‘supply large commercial quantity of prohibited drug’, and ‘knowingly deal with proceeds of crime’.

He was refused bail and appeared at Penrith Local Court on Wednesday, February 20, where he was formally refused bail to reappear before the same court on Friday, July 19.

As part of their inquiries, a 29-year-old man was charged in June 2019 and remains before the courts.

Following further investigations, Strike Force Raptor arrested a 35-year-old man at a home in Emu Plains just after 8am on Wednesday.

The man, who is a former member of the Rebels OMCG, was taken to Penrith Police Station, where he was charged with ‘take part in the supply of large commercial quantity of prohibited drug’, ‘knowingly deal with proceeds of crime’, ‘assault officer in execution of duty’, and ‘resist officer in execution of duty’.

Police will allege in court that the man was involved in the supply of prohibited drugs, including methylamphetamine located at the Penrith property, within the Sydney area.

Investigations under Strike Force Pavasovic continue.

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