NSW Police say a senior OMCG member will be extradited to NSW, and an associate has been charged with refusing to comply with a Digital Evidence Access Order, as part of ongoing targeting operations related to organised criminal activity.
As part of ongoing operations, the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Phobetor-Harmonia to investigate several suspected breaches of an SCPO by a 35-year-old man.
Following extensive inquiries, the 35-year-old man was arrested by officers from the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad, Taskforce Maxima, and National Anti-Gangs Squad officers in the presence of strike force detectives at a Benowa Waters property about 6.30am AEST yesterday (Thursday, 9 February).
The man was taken to Southport Watchhouse before appearing at the Magistrate’s Court, where NSW detectives applied for, and were granted his extradition to NSW.
The man will be escorted by Criminal Groups Squad detectives to Sydney later today.
A high-ranking member of the Comancheros
Police will allege in court that the man – who is a high-ranking member of the Comancheros OMCG – had contravened his SCPO by not providing the full address of his temporary accommodation, not providing an intended return date to his primary residence, and possessing/using a communication device with encrypted message capabilities.
As part of ongoing operations under Strike Force Phobetor-Harmonia, Criminal Groups Squad detectives also executed two simultaneous search warrants at properties in Greystanes and Haymarket yesterday.
A 33-year-old man was served with a Digital Evidence Access Order, which police will allege he refused to comply with, before he was arrested and taken to Granville Police Station.
During the warrants, police seized steroids, several mobile phones and a suspected dedicated encrypted criminal communication device. All items will undergo further forensic examination.
The Greystanes man was charged with two counts of fail to comply digital evidence access order direction, two counts of deal with property proceeds of crime less than $100,000, and one count each of do act etc intending to pervert the course of justice, and possess prohibited drug.
He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court later today.
OK , so the police don’t like motorcycles.
….but apart from that, both groups seem to participate in the same types of activities, drug sales, intimidation , violent assaults, protection rackets and money laundering. So why the animosity, is it a turf war?