A Wollongong man has been sentenced to five years’ jail for firearms, drugs and money laundering offences, following an investigation targeting members and associates of the Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG).
The alleged Comanchero OMCG associate, 32, was sentenced last week (16 September, 2022) by the Wollongong District Court after earlier pleading guilty to 13 offences over weapons, drugs, and about $300,000 illicit cash that police found at his home last year (2021).
NSW National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) officers arrested the man during an investigation, which started in April 2021 as a result of intelligence gained during the AFP-led Operation IRONSIDE.
Police suspected the man was involved in the supply of firearms and drugs, and dealing in the proceeds of crime, on behalf of the Comanchero OMCG operating in the Wollongong and surrounding areas.
When investigators from NSW NAGS, which is comprised of AFP and NSW Police, conducted a search warrant at the man’s Horsley home in June 2021, they seized firearms, ammunition, drugs, explosives and other prohibited weapons.
Officers also found and seized a number of State police uniform items at the premises, and about $300,000 cash.
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