Criminal networks targeted during high-visibility police operation at Oxley

Outlaw motorcycle gang members have been targeted in a police operation in the state’s north east.

In September 2020, officers attached to Oxley Police District established Operation Jerichos to target the disruption of outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) related crime within the Oxley Police District.

As part of ongoing inquiries, detectives, with the assistance of Strike Force Raptor investigators, served three Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPO) at homes in Tamworth, South Tamworth and Kootingal from 7.45am on Friday (25 September 2020).

Subsequently, police conducted FPO searches at three homes in Tamworth, one in Kootingal and a further two in Gunnedah.

During the searches, officers seized knuckle dusters, a zombie knife, and an amount of steroids.

Oxley Police District Commander, Superintendent Kylie Endemi, said police will continue to target the disruption of criminal networks, and the unlawful possession of firearms.

“With the assistance of Strike Force Raptor, Oxley Police District will continue to run these high-impact operations not only to target members and associates of outlaw motorcycle gangs, but also to disrupt their activities,” Supt Endemi said.

“We will not tolerate public acts of violence – or any activity – that creates fear and puts the safety of our community at risk.

“I would like to stress to the community that any information you might be able to provide about criminal activity in the area is extremely valuable.

“We rely on the community to be our eyes and ears on the street, and if you have any information that could help with our investigation – we want to speak to you.”

Investigations under Operation Jerichos are continuing.

Anyone with information about criminal activities in urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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