6 June 2018

Man faces firearm charges as Comanchero power struggle prompts police operation

| Lachlan Roberts
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A 28-year-old man faced the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (6 June) charged with possessing a prohibited firearm, possessing ammunition, and possessing a drug of dependence after a Taskforce Nemesis operation.

The Kingston man was charged after police found a gun, ammunition, drugs and other items in his car during an operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs on Tuesday night (5 June).

ACT Policing said officers conducted a targeted operation amid “growing tensions within the Comancheros” and believe several recent incidents within the ACT have occurred as a result of these tensions.

During the operation last night, officers stopped a silver BMW 328i on the Federal Highway near Watson.

Photo: Supplied by ACT Policing.

During a search of this vehicle, police located a sawn-off rifle, ammunition, balaclavas, gloves and black clothing, a sheet, and a substance believed to be methylamphetamine.

Police opposed bail.

Police appealed for any witnesses or drivers who may have dash-cam video of the operation on the Federal Highway to come forward.

Anyone with information on this or any criminal gang-related activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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I reckon if they stopped more BMWs, they’d find a lot more firearms and meth.

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