Police have seized a stash of firearms and weapons as part of a two-day operation targeting bikie gangs in New South Wales.
Officers are investigating violent acts believed to be related to a dispute between rival gangs.
As part of the investigation, officers searched at 11 properties across the Sydney metropolitan area over the weekend.
During a search at a property at South Windsor, police located two pistols, a laser pointer, and steroids and seized a number of documents and electronic storage devices.
A 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station, where he was charged with two counts each of possess unauthorised pistol, not keep pistol safely, and acquire firearms subject to FPO, possess prohibited weapon, and possess prohibited drug.
The man, who is a high-ranking member of the Finks OMCG, was refused bail and appeared at Parramatta Bail Court yesterday, where he was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.
During a search at a property at Castlereagh, police located a loaded shortened shotgun, a pistol, a revolver, a non-commercially manufactured handgun, silencers, a laser sight, ballistic vests, ammunition, two crossbows, flick knives, laser pointer, prohibited drugs, steroids, and OMCG colours.
A 42-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station, where she was charged with possess shortened firearm, possess unregistered firearm, possess unauthorised firearm, possess ammunition, not keep firearms safe, four counts of possess prohibited weapon, and three counts of possess prohibited drug.
The woman, who is an associate of the Nomads OMCG, was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.
Officers also conducted searches at properties in Greystanes, Merrylands, Marayong, Glenhaven, Mt Druitt, Windsor and The Ponds, which are connected to nine men – aged between 26 and 59 – who are members and associates of Finks and Nomad OMCGs.
A 45-year-old man will be issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for drug offences after police seized cannabis, steroids, and 500g of brown powder at the Glenhaven property.