Police have dismantled a clubhouse and conducted three Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPOs) during an operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCG) in the state’s Central West.
Officers from Central West Police District and the Criminal Group Squad’s Strike Force Raptor established Strike Force Birrewa to investigate the activities of the Bandidos OMCG Central West Chapter.
As part of their inquiries, strike force investigators, assisted by Chifley Police District, the Dog Unit and the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit, executed a restricted premises warrant at the Bandidos OMCG clubhouse on Belgravia Road, Molong, just after 7am today (Friday 20 September 2019).
Inside the premises, police located numerous items relating to the operation of a restricted premises, including items associated with illegal supply of liquor.
Investigators also uncovered an unlicensed ‘puppy farm’ on the property. Further inquiries will be conducted into their code of practice.
A short time later, strike force investigators conducted three FPO searches at homes at Eurimbla and Orange.
During the searches, police seized two firearms, ammuniotion, and a replica firearm, and observed Bandidos OMCG colours and paraphernalia.
The firearms will undergo forensic and ballistic examination.
Also during the operation, police issued three consorting warnings, five traffic infringement notices, and three red label defects.
Investigations under Strike Force Birrewa are continuing, and charges are expected to be laid in relation to the seized firearms.
Strike Force Raptor 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 impacting NSW.
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
Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.