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An alleged associate of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang must enter a plea at his next court appearance over 74 charges relating to the illegal importation of weapons.

Jason William Haselden was excused from appearing at Lismore Local Court on Tuesday but was represented by solicitor Vince Boss.

The South Lismore resident’s home was one of 10 raided by Strike Force Areas in February 21.

Officers from the Australian Federal Police, the State Crime Command Gang Squad, and Richmond Local Area Command Detectives, targeted the importation of prohibited weapons as part of a crackdown on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

During the raids, Mr Haselden, 44, was arrested and taken to Lismore police station, where he was charged with 74 offences, and refused bail the following day.

Mr Haselden is charged with 47 counts of possessing or using a prohibited weapon without a permit, 23 counts of intentionally importing prohibited tier 2 goods without approval, three counts of possessing a prohibited pistol and one count of possessing an unauthorised prohibited firearm.

The charges covered the alleged importation of prohibited weapons until August 24 last year, when it is alleged Mr Haselden imported an imitation gun with silencer and accessories.

Prohibited weapons seized in the February raids included more than 28 star knives, multiple replica pistols, a replica military rifle, extendable batons, throwing stars, nunchukas, knuckle dusters, a blow pipe with 10 darts, hand claws, hand cuffs, a taser and sling shots.

The unlawful importation of prohibited weapons is a Commonwealth offence under section 233BAB of the Customs Act of 1901.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned Mr Haselden’s matters until August 8.

He marked the court papers ‘No further adjournments for negotiations.’

‘Committal or plea or timetable’ (on the next occasion).

As Mr Boss did not apply for bail, Mr Haselden was ordered to appear via videolink from jail on the next occasion.

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