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Police taskforce raids and arrests on the South Coast


Police have seized three firearms and arrested seven people, as operations to prevent and disrupt serious criminal activity across New South Wales under Taskforce Erebus continue.

Earlier this week, the NSW Police Force, in partnership with the NSW Crime Commission, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Federal Police (AFP), established Taskforce Erebus to investigate a spate of recent murders and other serious organised crime.

From 6am today (Tuesday 17 May 2022), officers from the State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad and Australian Federal Police (AFP) executed a number of search warrants and Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO) searches at homes in Wrights Beach, Worrigee, North Nowra, Warrawong, Wollongong, and Kearsley.

Two men – both aged 26 and one of whom is the Sergeant at Arms of the South Coast chapter of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG), the other an associate – were arrested at Wrights Beach and Worrigee and have been charged with a number of commercial drug supply and proceeds of crime offences.

Police will allege each man supplied more than 2kg of MDMA and more than 700 grams of cocaine using the ‘ANOM’ application between September 2020 and June 2021. Both were refused bail and appeared at Nowra Local Court today, where they were formally refused bail to reappear the same court on Tuesday 12 July 2022.

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Tags: Worrigee, North Nowra, Taskforce Erebus, Wrights Beach, NSW Police Force, NSW Crime Commission, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission