A high-ranking member of the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will appear in court today after Strike Force Raptor seized a pistol and loaded magazine at a home in Sydney’s north west.
As part of ongoing targeting of the illicit activities of OMCGs, Strike Force Raptor conducted a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) search at a home on Junction Road, Riverstone, about 7am today (Wednesday 14 August 2019).
During the search, police located a 9mm pistol and loaded 9mm pistol magazine.
The firearm was seized for further forensic and ballistic examination.
A 28-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Riverstone Police Station.
He was charged with possess unauthorised pistol, not keep pistol safely, acquire pistol subject to firearm prohibition order, possess defaced firearm and possess ammunition.
The man, who is a high-ranking member of the Finks OMCG, was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Wednesday 14 August 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.