Echo Taskforce detectives have seized a loaded firearm during the service of a number of Firearm Prohibition Orders (FPOs) targeting the Hells Angels Outlaw Motor Cycle Gang (OMCG) this morning.
A 41-year-old Reservoir man, who is alleged to be the national president and a patched member of the Hells Angels, was served with an FPO and a search of his premises subsequently undertaken.
Police located a loaded handgun and a quantity of steroids at the address.
He has been interviewed by police and is expected to be charged shortly with the following:
• Prohibited person possess firearm;
• Possess hand gun;
• Failure to surrender firearm;
• Failure to surrender firearm related items;
• Possess cartridge ammunition;
• Possess Schedule 11 drugs of dependence;
• Possess Schedule 4 poison; and
• Commit indictable offence whilst on bail.
He will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.
A 22-year-old Mickleham man and a 56-year-old Essendon man were also served with an FPO.
Both men are also patched members of the Hells Angels OMCG.
Firearm Prohibition Orders are an integral enforcement tool that provides police with specific powers to proactively respond to, disrupt and prevent firearm-related crime in Victoria and keep the community safe.