AN ASSOCIATE of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle club has been arrested in relation to alleged firearm offences including AK-47 assault rifles.
Officers from NSW Police Force's Strike Force Raptor have been making inquiries into firearm licence holders and safe storage inspections are being conducted.
"On Friday 12 August, 2011 officer’s attended Claremont Street, Merrylands where a safe storage inspection was conducted. During the inspection police allegedly noticed the safe was not adequately secured and also identifying two AK-47 assault rifles, which are prohibited weapons.
"A 43-year-old man was issued with a notice of suspension for his firearms licence and police seized four other rifles."
The man will be issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for two counts of possess prohibited weapon and not keep firearm safe.
Strike Force Raptor was established by the State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009 and is a proactive, high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and their alleged associated criminal enterprises.