A joint police operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gang activity in southern NSW has seen police seize drugs and close down a club house linked to the Black Uhlans.
Albury Local Area Command and the Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor, assisted by Police Rescue, the Dog Unit and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command conducted the operation yesterday in South Albury.
About 6pm on Friday, a property linked to the Black Uhlan OMCG was searched by virtue of a warrant under the Restricted Premises Act and contravening the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.
Twenty club members were present at the time of executing the warrant.
All twenty were searched and four issued with Field Court Attendance Notices for drug and liquor offences and will appear before court at a later date.
Officers allegedly located a small amount of amphetamine on a 55-year-old club associate and a 31-year-old club member.
A 55-year-old man was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for two counts of possess prohibited drug (amphetamine and cannabis).
A 23-year-old man was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for sell liquor without required responsible service of alcohol qualification.
Police will allege more than 550 containers of alcohol along with ledgers, associated documents and cash were seized in the unlicensed premises; which was subsequently closed down.
Several vehicles leaving the clubhouse were also stopped by Traffic and Highway Patrol officers who issued six major defects and 10 DECC notices for excessive exhaust noise.
Albury Local Area Commander, Superintendent Evan Quarmby, said local police would continue to utilise all resources at their disposal to disrupt OMCG criminal activity in the area.
“Any OMCG member who breaks the law can expect to come to the full attention of police,” he said.
“The public should not have to put up with their criminal behaviour and we certainly won’t tolerate it.
“I would urge any person who has information about the criminal activities of OMCGs to come forward. All information can also be given in strict confidence.”
- Source: NSW Police.