Strike Force Raptor arrest man and seize pistol after targeting FPO search

Strike Force Raptor investigators have arrested a man and seized a pistol as part of a major disruption operation targeting criminal networks in Sydney’s south-west.

Just before 7am today (Tuesday 27 October 2020), officers from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor, conducted a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) and Weapons Prohibition Order (WPO) search at a home at Market Street, Condell Park.

During the search, officers located a Glock pistol under a lounge cushion, and an amount of unidentified white powder.

All items will be sent for further examination.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Bankstown Police Station, where charges are expected to be laid.

Investigations 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.

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