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Police raid Comancheros — six arrested, weapon, cash seized(video)

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SIX members of the Comancheros outlaw motorcycle gang have been arrested, with a weapon and a large amount of cash seized

The six arrested include “senior members” of the Comancheros bikie gang.

A firearm and a “large amount of cash” has also been seized.

The arrests came as heavily armed police raided six properties across Perth targeting the Comancheros gang.

The raids were carried out as part of an investigation into an alleged extortion racket related to a Northbidge business.

The Gang Crime Squad, the Serious and Organised Crime Squad and the Tactical Response Group carried out the raids.

Police raided the Comancheros’ clubhouse on Wellman Street in Northbridge, along with properties in Marangaroo, Embleton, Queens Park and Iluka.

Gang Crime Squad officer-in-charge Jeff Christmas told 6PR radio the raids were carried out as part of an investigation into “the alleged extortion of a business in the Northbridge area.”

Gang Crime Squad detective sergeant Dean Lampard confirmed six people had been arrested in the raids.

“The raids today were a culmination of a long-standing investigation into extortion offences that are alleged to have been committed by the Comancheros,” Det-Sgt Lampard said.

“Detectives are still interviewing the persons involved and further inquiries are being made in relation to their arrests.”

Police have so far declined to comment officially what business was the subject of the alleged extortion.

But PerthNow understands it was a karaoke bar on Francis Street in Northbridge.

PerthNow also understands the firearm that was found was located at a home on Money Street in the Perth CBD. Its believed the gun was loaded.

It’s understood the firearm was a handgun and had a silencer fitted to it.

Of the six people arrested, its understood two are fully patched members of the Comancheros bikie gang. The other four are believed to be either nominees or associates.

Det-Sgt Lampard added: “We are certainly encouraging anyone who has been extorted or approached in such a matter to contact Crime Stoppers.”

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