Finks OMC associate charged over firearm possession near Newcastle

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A Finks outlaw motorcycle club (OMC) associate has been charged after Strike Force Raptor North seized a pistol, firearms parts and ammunition near Newcastle in 2017.

Police from the Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor North conducted a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) and Weapons Prohibition Order (WPO) search at a home on Maryland Street, Maryland, about 7am on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

During the search officers seized a pistol, two sling shots, ammunition, and firearm parts including a trigger mechanism, suppressor, rifle bolt and shortened barrel.

Each of the items were forensically examined by specialist police.

Following extensive inquiries, officers from Strike Force Raptor North arrested a 21-year-old man outside Maitland Local Court yesterday (Tuesday 10 September 2019).

The man, who is a Finks OMCG associate, was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with possess unauthorised firearm, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, and two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail and to appear at Maitland Local Court today (Wednesday 11 September 2019).

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Source: Mirage News