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Clubhouse dismantled as police continue to target OMCG in the Hunter

Thursday, 06 April 2017 02:29:10 AM

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A club house linked to the Nomads OMCG has been shut down as part of ongoing targeting of outlaw motorcycle gangs in the Hunter region.

Officers from the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor and police across the state’s Hunter region are investigating and conducting operations in response to violent acts believed to be related to a dispute between rival OMCGs.

As part of their ongoing strategies, Strike Force Raptor and police from Hunter Valley Local Area Command, with the assistance of the Dog Unit and Police Rescue, executed a search warrant at a Nomads OMCG clubhouse in Muswellbrook, about 8am yesterday (Wednesday 5 April 2017).

The clubhouse was dismantled after police suspected it was operating contrary to the Restricted Premises Act.

Alcohol, a bar, OMCG colours and paraphernalia, and various other items were removed from the premises.

Over the last week, police have also conducted searches for firearms, firearm parts, and ammunition, at 10 properties of OMCG members subject to Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPOs), at Metford, Kersley, Cessnock, Branxton, Gillieston Heights, Marks Point, Cameron Park, and Anna Bay.

Hunter Valley Local Area Commander, Superintendent Steven Clarke, said police across the region will continue to work closely with Strike Force Raptor to reduce the impact of OMCG activities.

“Highly-visible and high-impact operations like this are part of our ongoing strategies to target and disrupt the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs and their associates,” Supt Clarke said.

“This will be complemented by a range of other overt and covert strategies led by the Gangs Squad.

“Our priority is the safety of the community, and we will not tolerate public acts of violence – or any activity – that puts that safety at risk.”

Further operations throughout the Hunter region are planned.

Strike Force Raptor was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009. It is a proactive and high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and any associated criminal enterprises.

Anyone with information to assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report it directly to detectives via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49. Photographs and videos can be uploaded to the online reporting page. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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