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Police have seized large amounts of stolen property during a search at the home of a member of the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) in the Tweed.

Officers conducted a Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO) search at a home on Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah about 11.30am last Wednesday 18 April 2018.

Police located and seized a large quantity of alleged stolen property, including power tools, motor bikes, computers, alcohol, and bicycles. Police estimate the property seized to be in excess of $100,000. Police also seized ammunition.

A 41-year-old man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was charged with receiving and disposing stolen property, goods suspected stolen in/on premises, acquiring ammunition subject to a prohibition order, firearm found at premises-subject to a prohibition order, and breach of bail.

A second man, aged 41, was also arrested at the home and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station. He was charged with an outstanding warrant, and possess prohibited drug.

Both men appeared at Byron Bay Local Court and are due to reappear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Wednesday May 23.

As a result of further inquiries, officers executed a search warrant at a Kingscliff storage facility on Friday, April 20.

Police located and seized a large quantity of alleged stolen property, including five surfboards, tools, computers, and bicycles. Police estimate the property seized to be in excess of $70,000.

Further charges are anticipated.

Police are urging anyone who has recently had property stolen to contact Tweed/Byron police with a detailed description, and photographs or identification numbers if possible.


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