A man will face court today charged after Strike Force Raptor seized firearms, cash and drugs during an operation in western Sydney yesterday.
About 3.20pm (Wednesday 1 December 2020), officers attached to Strike Force Raptor attended a home in Oatlands and arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly breaching his current bail conditions.
A Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO) was then executed at the man’s property where police located ammunition and cocaine during a search of the garage.
Following the seizure of those items, a search continued inside the home, where police seized a semi-automatic rifle, a pump-action shotgun, more ammunition, $14,530 cash, cocaine, prescription medication, mobile phones and items consistent with drug supply.
The man was taken to Castle Hill Police Station where he was charged with acquire etc prohibited firearm-subject prohibition order, possess unregistered firearm-prohibited firearm, acquire etc firearm – subject to prohibition order, possess unregistered firearm-not prohibited firearm/pistol, acquire etc ammunition subject to prohibition order and breach of bail.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Thursday 3 December 2020).
Inquiries 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.