Strike Force Raptor charge OMCG associate over fraudulent use of stolen credit cards, NSW

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An associate of the Nomads outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will appear at court today charged with fraud, stealing, prohibited weapon, and drug offences, NSW Police say.

In August, the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor took carriage of an investigation into the fraudulent use of credit cards in Sydney’s west, after revealing links to OMCG activity.

Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Raptor executed a search warrant at a home on Tudor Avenue, Blacktown, on Friday 27 October 2017.

Officers seized MDMA, cannabis, a throwing star, a stolen credit card, and clothing.

As a result of further investigation, an 18-year-old man was arrested by Strike Force Raptor at Blacktown Police Station just after 5.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 7 November 2017).

During a search of the man, officers located an ‘Opal’ card, which is believed to be stolen.

The man, who is an associate of the Nomads OMCG, was charged with six counts of dishonestly obtain property by deception, three counts of receiving stolen property, larceny, possess prohibited weapon, two counts of possess prohibited drug, and two counts of goods in custody.

He was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Wednesday 8 November 2017).

Investigations are continuing and further arrests are expected.

Strike Force Raptor was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009. It is a proactive and high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and any associated criminal enterprises.

Anyone with information to assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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