Friday, 6 May 2011

THREE men appeared in court today after drugs and guns were seized in police raids on an outlaw motorcycle gang yesterday.

Heavily armed Special Operations Group police stormed a clubhouse in Yarraville yesterday as part of an investigation by the drug taskforce into trafficking in the western suburbs.

Three men appeared in court today following the raids at the Bros motorcycle club and on homes in Melbourne's west yesterday .

Theodoros Kosmidis, 25, Doug Manevski, 55, and Steven Manevski, 24, faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court today charged with firearm and weapons offences.

Police found a sword, two knuckle dusters, a Nazi dagger, guns and ammunition when they raided Doug Manevski's Werribee home yesterday, court documents show.

His son Steven was found with guns, ammunition and batons at his Wyndham Vale home, it is alleged.
A pump action shotgun, sportsman long arm gun with scope, an electric current emitting device, flick knife and ammunition were allegedly found at the Yarraville clubhouse, which is also listed in court documents as Kosmidis' address.

Kosmidis and Steven Manevski face an additional charge of possessing methylamphetamine.

The men did not apply for bail and will next appear in court for a mention hearing on Wednesday.

The Echo Task Force, dedicated to investigating outlaw motorcycle gangs, took part in the operation, codenamed Indigo.

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