Paging David Shoebridge.
From NSW Police:
“A member of the Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) will face court today after an illegally imported Glock was located during a Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO) search in Sydney’s south.
The State Crime Command Gangs Squad’s Strike Force Raptor are investigating and conducting operations in response to violent acts believed to be related to an internal dispute within the Comanchero OMCG. As part of the ongoing operation, Strike Force Raptor officers conducted an FPO search at a home at Lugarno just after 6.30am yesterday (Wednesday 18 October 2017).
During the search, officers seized $10,000 cash and Comanchero OMCG colours. Officers conducted a further search in a nearby reserve, where they located a Glock 9mm pistol with an empty magazine, and ammunition. An examination of the firearm revealed it is one of a number of Glocks illegally imported into Australia from Germany.
The 36-year-old resident, who is a member of the Comancheros OMCG, was arrested and taken to St George Police Station, where he was charged with possess pistol-subject to firearms prohibition order, possess ammunition subject to prohibition order, possess unauthorised pistol, possess unregistered firearm-pistol, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, and not keep firearm safely-pistol.
He was refused bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court today (Thursday 19 October 2017).
Poor bloke, he’s going to have a hard time meeting his range attendances now.
It must have been one of those “every gun is stolen from a licensed owner” guns we keep hearing about and nothing to do with lax container scan rates. The Glock 26 in question, believed to be part of the infamous Sylvania Waters Post Office operation, would never have been legal anyway with an 87mm barrel.
Well, “259,999” illegal firearms to go. 5 gun limits will surely stop this, right David?