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Heatherbrae: Strike Force Raptor North have charged a 34yo man who is a member of the Bandidos Outlaw motorcycle gang for drug possession. They also seized fireworks and alcohol. Investigators found a large amount of alcohol, fireworks and an amount of cocaine at the gang clubhouse. Police Media Statement: Strike Force Raptor North have charged a man for drug possession and seized fireworks and alcohol, following a proactive operation at a Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) clubhouse north of Newcastle. As part of ongoing targeting to disrupt the criminal activities of OMCGs, Strike Force Raptor North conducted a licencing operation at the Bandidos OMCG clubhouse in Heatherbrae on Saturday (9 February 2019). Investigators searched the premises and 35 members and associates of the club’s Port Stephens chapter; seizing a large amount of alcohol, fireworks and an amount of cocaine. These items will undergo forensic examination. A 34-year-old man, who is a member of the Bandidos OMCG, was issued a field Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited drug. He is due to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 25 March 2019. Inquiries into the alleged illegal sale of alcohol at the site are continuing. Criminal Groups Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace, said the operation at the weekend should put all criminal networks on notice. “Strike Force Raptor will always be on the front foot when it comes to targeting these thuggish groups and preventing further criminal acts,” Det Supt Wallace said. “Our investigators are proactive, dogged, and keen to make the community a safer place.” Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity. www.7plus.com.au/news #7News

Date Added: 11/02/2019 04:00 by 7 News Sydney