Police have charged a Rebels OMCG member over alleged drug offences after his vehicle was searched at Ourimbah over the weekend.
Earlier this year, the State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad established Strike Force Tombolo to investigate OMCG activity in western Sydney.
After ongoing investigations, police stopped a vehicle on the M1 at Ourimbah about 10.35am on Saturday (12 November 2016).
During a subsequent search of the vehicle, police allegedly discovered a bag of methylamphetamine and 18 litres of hypophosphorus acid, a precursor chemical used in the production of methylamphetamine.
All of the items were seized for further forensic examination.
The driver, a 26-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station.
Later the same day, Gangs Squad officers executed a search warrant at the man’s home on Blackwood Street at Claremont Meadows.
While searching the property police seized a large amount of cash, and approximately 500 grams of cocaine with an estimated potential street value of $300,000.
Police also seized electronic devices from the home that will undergo further examination.
The man was later charged with 25 offences including: five counts of drive motor vehicle while suspended, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, supply prohibited drug (commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (large commercial quantity), supply prohibited drug (indictable quantity, two counts), knowingly direct activities of a criminal group and possess precursor intend to use in manufacture/production.
The man was refused bail to front Parramatta Local Court yesterday (Sunday 13 November 2016), where he was remanded in custody to appear before Central Local Court on Monday 21 November 2016.
Anyone with information relating to OMCG activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report it directly to detectives via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49
Photographs and videos can be uploaded to the online reporting page. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Source: NSW Police