Sunday, 2 October 2011

Police raid Commancheros bikies - 10 arrested


Detectives from Crime Gangs Task Force this morning led a series of raids on premises belonging to, or closely linked with, the Commancheros outlaw motorcycle gang. Ten were arrested for a number of drug and firearms offences. The operation involved 160 police who searched a total of 34 properties. During the searches police seized a total of six handguns, four rifles, a quantity of ammunition and prohibited weapons including; a flick knife, bayonets, tasers, batons. Police were particularly concerned to locate four of the handguns fully loaded – one was fitted with a silencer and a laser sight. Police allegedly located a handgun at the home of a Commanchero member who received a gunshot wound to the groin on 17 September 2011. A number of drugs were discovered including; a kilogram of cannabis, 22 cannabis plants, approximately 300 grams of amphetamine, a small quantity of pills (believed to be ecstasy), a large quantity of steroids and cocaine along with glassware, chemicals and other items of prescribed equipment used in the production of illicit drugs. Computers, 27 mobile phones, fireworks and $135,300 in cash were also seized. In addition to issuing a number of General Expiation Notices, Cannabis Expiation Notices, and Drug Diversions, Police arrested and charged; ·       27-year-old man of Prospect for a first instance warrant ·       26-year-old-woman of Hindmarsh Island for Traffic a Controlled Drug ·       26-year-old man of Parafield Gardens for Possess Class H firearm, Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drug, Possess Dangerous Article, Unlawful Possession of Cash (Commanchero member) ·       31-year-old man of Klemzig for Aggravated Affray, Possess Steroids and Prohibited Weapon (Commanchero member) ·       45-year-old man of Enfield for Possess Class H Firearm and Possess Prescription Drugs (Commanchero member) ·       26-year-old man of Clarence Gardens for Cultivate Commercial Quantity of Cannabis, Traffic Controlled Drug, Possess Prescribed Equipment, Theft of Electricity and Possess Prohibited Weapon. ·       46-year-old man of Henley Beach South for Unlawful Possession of Cash. ·       51-year-old man of Torrensville for Possess Class H Firearms and Possess Firearms, Possess Silencer, Unlawful Possession of Cash, Possess Prescribed Equipment, Possess Prohibited Weapons. ·       49-year-old man of Adelaide for Possess Prohibited Weapons and Possess Prescription Drugs. ·       36-year-old man of Fulham for Unlawful Possession of Cash and Traffic Commercial Quantity of Controlled Drug. Reported: ·       28-year-old man for Possess Prescription Drugs, Possess Prescribed Equipment and Carry Offensive Weapon (Commanchero member) ·       40-year-old man of Burton for Cultivate Cannabis

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