A junior member of the Satudarah outlaw motorcycle gang has been charged after prohibited firearms and weapons were located during searches in the Illawarra.
South East Region Enforcement Squad investigators have been proactively targeting criminal activity in the Illawarra and on Thursday they attended a home at Cringila about 10am.
They served firearms and weapons prohibition orders on a 21-year-old man, searches were conducted at his Mount Warrigal home and a storage unit at Unanderra.
During the searches, police seized a rifle, two rifle scopes, various calibres of ammunition, an electronic stun device, a crudely manufactured pen gun and steroids.
The man, who is a junior member of the Satudarah OMCG, was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.
He was charged with unauthorised possession of prohibited firearms, possess unregistered firearm – prohibited firearm, possess ammunition without holding a licence or permit to authorise, firearm etc found at premises – subject to firearms prohibition order, not keep firearm safe – prohibited firearm, possess prohibited drug and manufacture prohibited firearm without permit.
He has been refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Friday.