A senior Canberra bikie is behind bars after he was scooped up as part of Operation Ironside this week.
The Nomads bikie gang member from Kingston in Canberra’s south is alleged to have supplied drugs and firearms between NSW and the ACT in May.
The 35-year-old man has been charged with six offences, including drug supply, conspiracy to supply a commercial quantity of drugs, gun and ammunition supply, and participating in a criminal group.
He is due to appear in Cooma Local Court this morning.
ACT police raided the man’s home on Monday, seizing a phone which police said was subsequently forensically examined and found to contain an encrypted messaging platform identified in Operation Ironside.
Operation Ironside, Australia’s largest ever crime operation, involved an international sting during which police used an encrypted app to spy on organised crime networks.
Police said the app, known as AN0M, was used by organised crime gangs around the world to plan executions, mass drug importations and money laundering.
On Wednesday afternoon, detectives arrested the Kingston man at Queanbeyan Police Station following information received during Operation Ironside.
NSW Police will hold a press conference on the arrest after midday.
More to come.