Police have seized a Mercedes-Benz, jet ski and about $85,000 cash during a disruption operation targeting organised crime groups in Sydney’s west and south-west today.
Detectives from Cumberland Police Area Command established Strike Force Durok to disrupt organised crime networks involved in conflict, after recent public place shootings in the area.
About 7am today (Tuesday 9 March 2021), detectives with assistance from the Criminal Groups Squad, Raptor Squad, South West Metropolitan Operations Support Group, Public Order and Riot Squad and the Dog Unit executed eight simultaneous search warrants at properties in Guilford, Merrylands and Granville.
During the searches, police seized a Mercedes-Benz, jet ski, about $85,000 cash, weapons, cannabis, electronics, documents and other items, which will undergo examination.
Officers arrested a 19-year-old man at a home in Guildford, after finding a replica pistol, two knuckle dusters and an electronic stun device during a search of the home.
He was taken to Granville Police Station, where he was charged with possess unauthorised pistol, and possess a prohibited weapon without permit.
The man was refused bail and is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court today (Tuesday 9 March 2021).