A senior member of the Nomads outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will appear in court today after Strike Force Raptor found a loaded pistol and ammunition in a vehicle in Sydney’s north west.
The Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor stopped a Holden Colorado, which was towing three motorcycles, on Fisher Avenue, Pennant Hills, about 7.40pm yesterday (Thursday 14 November 2019).
Police spoke to the driver and his passenger, before conducting a search of the vehicle.
During the search, a loaded Glock 19 pistol and ammunition was found secreted in the utility.
The pistol will undergo forensic and ballistic examination to determine whether it is one of a number of Glocks illegally imported into Australia from Germany in 2011 and 2012, as previously investigated under Strike Force Maxworthy.
Strike Force Raptor also located and seized Nomads OMCG colours.
The passenger, a 29-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Ryde Police Station.
The ACT man was charged with possess loaded firearm public place, possess unregistered unauthorised pistol in public place, possess unauthorised pistol, possess unregistered firearm- pistol, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit, not keep firearm safely, acquire pistol subject to firearm prohibition order, and acquire ammunition subject to prohibition order.
The man, who is a senior member of the Nomads OMCG, was refused bail to appear at Burwood Local Court today (Friday 15 November 2019).
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.