Friday, 4 May 2012

Police arrested two suspected bikie gang members in raid on a house in Blacktown

POLICE seized a loaded .45 calibre revolver and 97 grams of ‘ice’ when an alleged Nomads bikie gang member and an alleged associate of the Rebels bikie gang were arrested in a raid at Blacktown last Wednesday. Members of the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Kinnarra set up to investigate eight shootings between the Nomads and Hells Angels in mid-April, raided a Tulloch Street house at 4.20pm. Police said no charges had been laid over the firearm pending ballistic testing to determine if it is linked with any crimes. A spokesman said equipment and chemicals used in the manufacture of ice were found in a garage and a set of knuckledusters, a 13-cm knife, ammunition and two grams of methylamphetamine were found in car at the premises. Police also found a wallet with a driver’s licence and several identification cards for another man which police say was stolen. A 27-year-old man who lives at the Tulloch Street address, faces two charges of supplying and two charges of possessing 97 grams of methylamphetamine. He didn’t appear during his mention at Blacktown Court last Thursday and was refused bail to re-appear on May 17. A 31-year-old alleged associate of the Rebels from Penrith, pleaded guilty to possession of two grams of methylamphetamine, possession of the metal knuckledusters and ammunition but not guilty to custody of the knife and possession of goods believed to be stolen (the driver’s licence and ID cards). He was given strict bail conditions to re-appear on May 31, including an undertaking not to associate with any member of an outlaw motorcycle club or his co-accused, report at Penrith police station three times a week and a $2000 surety. Strike Force Kinnarra is also investigating shootings at five homes and businesses at Merrylands, Baulkham Hills, Granville and Northmead in the early hours of April 17, two shootings at Rouse Hill and Bella Vista on April 20 and a shooting at a unit block in Merrylands on April 23. It has arrested 10 people, including two men charged in relation to the shooting at the Merrylands unit block.

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