Police charge man with firearms and drug offences – Strike Force Raptor

A man will face court today charged with multiple drug and firearms offences as part of an ongoing investigation by Strike Force Raptor.

As part of an ongoing investigation into activities of criminal networks by officers attached to the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor, a search warrant was executed at a home at Richmond, about 6pm on Thursday 23 July 2020.

During the search, investigators located and seized a pistol, ammunition, cannabis and crystal methylamphetamine (ice).

The occupant, a 50-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of possess prohibited drug, possess unauthorised firearm, possess unregistered firearm, not keep firearm safely and possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority.

He was refused bail and appeared at Penrith Local Court on Friday 24 July 2020, where he was formally bail refused to re-appear at the same court today (Friday 31 July 2020).

Investigations under Strike Force Raptor continue.

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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