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Motorcycle club members have been targeted in police operation Jericho

NSW Press Release

Motorcycle club members have been targeted in a police operation in the New South Wales north east.

In September 2020, officers attached to Oxley Police District established Operation Jerichos to target the disruption of motorcycle club related crime within the Oxley Police District.

As part of ongoing inquiries, detectives, with the assistance of Strike Force Raptor investigators, served three Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPO) at homes in Tamworth, South Tamworth and Kootingal from 7.45am on Friday (25 September 2020).

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Subsequently, police conducted FPO searches at three homes in Tamworth, one in Kootingal and a further two in Gunnedah.

During the searches, officers seized knuckle dusters, a zombie knife, and an amount of steroids.

Oxley Police District Commander, Superintendent Kylie Endemi, said police will continue to target the disruption of criminal networks, and the unlawful possession of firearms.

“With the assistance of Strike Force Raptor, Oxley Police District will continue to run these high-impact operations not only to target members and associates of outlaw motorcycle gangs, but also to disrupt their activities,” Supt Endemi said.

“We will not tolerate public acts of violence – or any activity – that creates fear and puts the safety of our community at risk.”

Investigations under are continuing.

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