Two men have been charged and ammunition, a 30-round magazine, drugs and cash have been seized by Strike Force Raptor following a proactive operation in Sydney’s south west.
As part of ongoing targeting of the illicit activities of criminal groups – and to suppress violent acts – officers from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor, with assistance from Bass Hill Regional Enforcement Squad, and investigators from Liverpool City and Bankstown Police Area Commands, conducted the operation across south west Sydney yesterday (Wednesday 21 August 2019).
Six Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO) searches were conducted at homes in Bass Hill, Chester Hill, Padstow, Moorebank, Casula and Condell Park.
During the searches, police located $25,000 cash at the Bass Hill home and vials of steroids, prescription medication and a small quantity of white powder suspected to be illicit drugs, at the Moorebank home.
All items have been seized to undergo forensic analysis.
A 33-year-old man was arrested at Chester Hill and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where he was charged with do act etc intending to pervert the course of justice.
The man was refused bail and appeared before Bankstown Local Court yesterday (Wednesday 21 August 2019).
Following further inquiries, officers attended a home on Virtue Street, Condell Park, about 2pm.
A 27-year-old Chester Hill man was located inside the home and arrested in connection with an alleged home invasion at Liverpool earlier this month.
He was taken to Bankstown Police Station and charged with the offence of break & enter house and destroy property.
The man was refused bail to appear before Bankstown Local Court today (Thursday 22 August 2019).
During a subsequent search of the property, police located prescription medication, 41 rounds of pistol ammunition, a 30-round pistol magazine, and 32 rounds of rifle ammunition.
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.