Rebels MC associate charged after rifle, handgun, replica firearms and $26,000 cash seized

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Detectives have charged a Rebels MC associate after a rifle, handgun, 10 replica pistols and more than $26,000 cash were seized during a joint-agency operation in the state’s north.

In January this year, detectives from the NSW Police Force and Australian Federal Police (AFP) – as part of the National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) – received information relating to the unauthorised possession of firearms in Northern NSW.

Following extensive inquiries, NAGS investigators, with assistance from Strike Force Raptor, executed a search warrant at a home at Coffs Harbour from 6am today (Friday 12 February 2021).

During the search, officers seized a .22 calibre rifle, a handgun, an M4 replica rifle, 10 replica pistols and $26,140 cash.

All items will undergo further examination.

A 62-year-old man was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where he was charged with 25 offences including;

  • Possess unregistered firearm – pistol (x11),
  • possess unauthorised firearm,
  • not keep firearm safely – pistol,
  • not keep firearm safely – not prohibited firearm/pistol,
  • not keep firearm safely – prohibited firearm (x2),
  • possess unauthorised prohibited firearm (x2),
  • possess more than 3 unregistered firearms – 1 is prohibited/pistol,
  • possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit (x5),
  • deal with property proceeds of crime.

The man, who is a Rebels MC associate, appeared at Coffs Harbour Local Court today, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

Investigations are continuing.

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Source: NSW Police