Former OMCG member charged after Strike Force Raptor seize drugs, ammunition

A former member of the Comanchero and Rebels outlaw motor cycle gang (OMCG) will appear at court today after Strike Force Raptor seized drugs and ammunition during a search of a home in the Lake Macquarie region.

As part of ongoing investigations into the acquisition and use of prohibited weapons, police from Strike Force Raptor North conducted a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) and Weapons Prohibition Order (WPO) search at a home in Blacksmiths about 7am last Wednesday (22 May 2019).

During the search, officers seized ammunition consisting of 9mm and 0.32 calibre rounds, 11g cannabis and 27 cannabis seeds.

A 33-year-old man was arrested at the home and taken to Belmont Police Station.

He was charged with possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, and possess prohibited drug.

The man, who is a former member of the Comanchero and Rebels outlaw motor cycle gang (OMCG), was granted conditional bail to appear at Toronto Local Court today (Tuesday 28 May 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.