Police charge top bikie gang member seize designer watches, drugs

A high-ranking member of a bikie gang will face court in Sydney for allegedly breaching his serious crime prevention order.

Police last Friday charged the 41-year-old man with two counts of contravene serious crime prevention order.

It will be alleged the man failed to notify police of changes to his living arrangements while visiting New South Wales.

He is due to appear in court next month.

Following recent public acts of violence, including the fatal shooting last week of gangland figure Mahmoud Ahmad in Sydney’s west, police say they are cracking down on organised crime activity.

NSW Police State Crime Command Director, Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett, said they were determined to prevent similar acts occurring. Although this arrest is not connected in any way to last week’s fatal shooting.

“We have a huge amount of intelligence, which was gathered both in the lead-up to and the days following Mahmoud’s murder but preventing these types of events is an imperfect science – and a challenging one at that,” Detective Chief Superintendent Bennet said.

“Ahmad was cautioned about the imminent threat to his life on multiple occasions but chose to ignore those warnings, with fatal consequences.

“We also have large deployments of officers conducting overt and covert activities to assist homicide squad detectives with the investigation into his murder and stop any further violence from occurring.”

Police seized designer watches in raids against alleged organised crime figures in south-west Sydney. (NSW Police)

In other operations late last week, police raided properties throughout south-west Sydney.

A 50-year-old man – who is a member of the Bandidos outlaw bikie gang – was arrested and charged with various firearms offences.

In a separate raid, police seized $40,000 cash, designer watches, electronic devices and prohibited drugs including cocaine and steroids.

Reference-www.9news.com.au

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