Comanchero OMCG member and two associates charged over drug, firearms offences

A Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) member and two associates have been charged over alleged drug, firearms and weapon offences.

As part of ongoing investigations into an alleged criminal network, the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor North executed three search warrants at homes on Pirama Road and Gorokan Road, Wyee, from 10am yesterday (Wednesday 11 December 2019).

During the searches, police located a .177 calibre firearm, a .243 calibre rifle, a trench knife, an electronic stun device, two home-made firearms, 200 rounds of ammunition, 16 cannabis plants, more than 300g of cannabis leaf, 14g of methylamphetamine, and 3.5g of MDMA.

Three men – aged 47, 48 and 60 – were arrested during the operation.

The 47-year-old man, who is a Comanchero OMCG member, was charged with possess prohibited drug (x4), and supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity).

The 48-year-old man, who is a Comanchero OMCG associate, was charged with cultivate prohibited plant (small quantity), possess unauthorised firearm, acquire firearm – subject to prohibition order, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order, possess prohibited plan (small quantity), and possess prohibited drug.

They were both refused bail to appear at Toronto Local Court today (Thursday 12 December 2019).

The 60-year-old man, who is a Comanchero OMCG associate, was charged with possess or use prohibited weapon without permit, possess unregistered firearm-not prohibited firearm/pistol (x3), possess unauthorised firearm (x3), possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority (x8), possess prohibited drug (x2), and enhanced indoor cultivation plant for commercial purpose.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Toronto Local Court on Tuesday 21 January 2020.

Investigations are continuing.

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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