Police have seized a firearm, drugs and cash after raiding two homes in northern NSW as detectives attempt to simmer flaring tensions between rival bikie gangs.
A rifle scope, drugs and more than $6000 were seized as gang and riot squad officers raided the home of a Rebels bikie gang associate at Commissioners Creek on Monday.
The home of a Lone Wolf gang member in Terranora was also searched by police on Tuesday, with a 39-year-old man issued a warning for consorting.
Crime manager for the Tweed Byron area Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen says the targeted operations were in response to a violent flare up between the two outlaw motorcycle gangs.
‘These operations are a direct consequence of the disregard that OMCG members have had for the community and we will continue to bring their behaviour in line with community expectations,’ he said in a statement.
‘This will be an ongoing operation in conjunction with the Queensland Police Service to keep our community safe.’