A Riverwood man was one of four people by NSW Police who executed 30 Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPO) searches and search warrants as part of a week-long operation targeting organised criminal networks across Sydney.
The State Crime Command's Raptor Squad, with assistance from local police across the Sydney Metropolitan Region, conducted a 'Week of Action' between Monday 9 August and Sunday 15 August 2021.
During the week-long operation, officers seized prohibited weapons, ammunition, prescription medication, illicit drugs and fireworks, all of which will undergo further forensic examination.
Raptor Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Jason Weinstein, said high-visibility policing strategies such as those used by Raptor Squad continue to successfully disrupt the activities of criminal groups.
""Raptor Squad will continue to conduct overt policing activities on members of criminal groups using all lawful possible means to disrupt and discourage organised crime," Det Supt Weinstein said.
Significant events include;
Inquiries by Raptor Squad are continuing, and more arrests are expected.
Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009, before becoming a standalone squad in 2021. Raptor Squad conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts, and dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.
Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist the Raptor Squad can report it directly to investigators via their online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
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