Anti-bikie police officers have seized a huge cache of sophisticated guns and charged an alleged Finks bikie member with 42 firearm offences.
Police arrested the alleged gang member, Orm Neville Williams, 28, just after 6.10am on Thursday at a home in Cardiff South, just west of Newcastle, NSW.
Officers from NSW Strike Force Raptor said the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation into a conflict between rival Finks and Nomads bikie gangs in the Hunter Region.
Officers from NSW Strike Force Raptor seized a huge cache of weapons and charged a ‘Finks bikie member’ with 42 firearm offences
Police have arrested the alleged Finks bikie, Orm Neville Williams, 28, just after 6:10 am on Thursday at a home in Cardiff South, located 13km west of Newcastle
Police will allege Willaims rented the storage unit, where the officers seized 10 firearms including a semi-automatic shotgun, 2 Ruger Mini 14 semi-automatic rifles, an SKS semi-automatic rifle, a shortened semi-automatic M1 carbine rifle, pump-action shotguns and other long arms, ammunition and detachable firearm magazines
The bitter ongoing feud between the gangs has led to more than half a dozen public shootings this year.
Williams was arrested after police gained knowledge of suspicious activity at a Kennards storage unit.
Police will allege Willaims rented the storage unit, where the officers seized 10 firearms.
Among the firearms were a semi-automatic shotgun, two Ruger Mini 14 semi-automatic rifles, an SKS semi-automatic rifle and a M1 carbine rifle.
Officers also allegedly found long arms, ammunition and detachable firearm magazines.
Police said the firearms will undergo a forensic and ballistic examination to identify if they were used during warfare between the Nomads and the Finks.
Police have also seized evidence from the premises relating to Strike Force Raptor’s ongoing investigation into the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMCG) conflict between the Finks and Nomads OMCG in the Hunter Region
Williams has been refused bail and appeared at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday. He will face court in August.
Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Any information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Police said the firearms will undergo a forensic and ballistic examination to identify if they were used during the brutal fight between the Nomads and the Finks
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