Bandidos OMCG associate charged after shotgun, cash and drugs found

A Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) associate will appear in court today after Strike Force Raptor found a shotgun, nearly $6000 cash and prohibited drugs at a home in Sydney’s west.

As part of ongoing targeting, the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor stopped a vehicle in Penrith just after 5.30pm yesterday (Monday 9 December 2019).

Police spoke to the driver, a 25-year-old man, before he was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station.

Shortly after the arrest, Strike Force Raptor investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Station Street, Penrith.

During the search, officers located and seized a shortened single barrel shotgun, a machete, a 25cm bladed trench knife, ammunition, a silencer, a gold-plated pen gun, more than $5800 cash, 420g cannabis, 460g of white powder believed to be cocaine, and MDMA, LSD and steroids.

All items were seized and will undergo forensic analysis.

The man was charged with supply prohibited drug, two counts of possess unregistered firearm, two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permission and possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority.

The man, who is a Bandidos OMCG associate, was refused bail to appear Penrith Local Court today (Tuesday 10 December 2019).

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.

Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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