Cash, drugs, and guns have been seized in police raids on the homes of Rebels and Lone Wolf bikies. The seize took place after violent clashes between the warring gangs. Two homes were hit by Gang and riot squad officers in northern NSW.
Each of the homes belonged to two different members of the rival groups as police tried to simmer escalating tensions. Among the items seized at the home of a Rebels bikie gang associate at Commissioners Creek included a rifle scope, more than $6,000 and marijuana.
The clip from the raid shows heavily armed officers detaining two men at the house and dragging them outside while they searched it.
An axe-like implement was also found by officers and the yard crowded by dirt bikes, a quad bike, and numerous jerry cans.
The following day saw one of the Lone Wolf member's home in Terranora, near Tweed Heads, was searched and a 39-year-old man was issued a warning for consorting.
The bikes were subject to Firearm Prohibition Orders, giving police the right to search for guns and ammunition. The raids came after a brawl between members of the two gangs in the carpark of the Tweed Heads Seagulls rugby league club on June 21.
The two bikies, aged 37 and 39, were later charged with the scuffle over the fight. Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen said the targeted operations were in response to a violent flare up between the two outlaw motorcycle gangs.
He revealed that the operations are a direct consequence of the disregard that OMCG members have had for the community and we will continue to bring their behavior in line with community expectations.
The Detective Inspector emphasized on his colleague’s determination, adding that we're determined not to have public acts of violence and any member of an OMCG that thinks they can get away with it should realize there will be consequences. The Inspector reassured the community that the operation be ongoing so as to ensure the safety of the community