A member of the Tweed Heads chapter of the Lone Wolf Outlaw Motorcycle Gang has been arrested after a cross-border operation targeting violence and tension between rival clubs.
The arrest comes after officers, with assistance from the dog squad, raided five properties of OMCG members subject to Firearm Prohibition Order’s yesterday.
Police conducted the searches at homes in Tweed Heads, Urliup, Bogangar, and Kunghur.
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A 50-year-old man was arrested at a Kunghur address after allegedly hindering police searching his home.
He was also arrested for cultivation of prohibited plants, and possession of a prohibited weapon (knuckle dusters).
The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station before he was transported to Tweed Heads Hospital suffering a medical condition.
Police say it’s expected he will be charged at a later date.
Tweed Command Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen, said police across the region will continue to work closely with Strike Force Raptor to reduce the impact of OMCG activities.
“We will continue to conduct highly-visibility and high-impact operations like this to target and disrupt the activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs and their associates,” Det Insp Cullen said.