Rebels Leppington clubhouse raided

Investigators from Strike Force Raptor have served a Supreme Court Summons on a senior office-bearer within the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang following a raid of the gang's Leppington clubhouse.

Last week, as part of the Attero National Task Force, Strike Force Raptor officers searched the Bringelly Road clubhouse.

Officers searched 69 people, 28 cars and three motorcycles during the raid and seized prohibited drugs, weapons and more than 220 bottles of alcohol.

The search warrant also resulted in police locating 30 steroid tablets on a 27-year-old senior member of the Rebels Liverpool Chapter, as well as finding 15 grams of cannabis on a 30-year-old Rebels associate. Both are to be charged with drug-related offences.

A 22-year-old Rebels nominee was found in possession of a small amount of methylamphetamine "ice".

He was arrested and charged with supplying a prohibited drug and other charges.

A 46-year-old senior member of the Rebels Ingleburn chapter was arrested after he allegedly assaulted some of the officers involved in the search warrant.

He was taken to Liverpool police station where he was charged with two counts of assaulting police and one count of resisting arrest.

During the warrant, investigators from Strike Force Raptor also served the Liverpool Chapter senior member with a court attendance notice for outstanding traffic matters, and a 40-year-old senior member of the Rebels Blacktown chapter with a court attendance notice for possession of prohibited weapons, relating to 45 knuckle dusters found at a property on April 3.

Strike Force Raptor investigators also served nine exclusion orders during the restricted premises search warrant at the Leppington clubhouse, banning a number of Rebels members from the Crown Casino in Melbourne.

Police also issued 14 traffic infringement notices, 10 defect notices, one suspension notice and one referral to the Department of Environment and Climate Change.

As a result of last week's search warrant, and ongoing investigations by Strike Force Raptor, investigators Tuesday, April 22 served a summons on a 60-year-old Rebels member.

NSW Police are seeking to have the Rebels clubhouse at Leppington declared a restricted premises.

The matter is listed before the Sydney Supreme Court on Thursday, May 8.

Strike Force Raptor was established by State Crime Command’s Gangs Squad in 2009.

It is a proactive and high-impact operation targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs and any associated criminal enterprises. 

Anyone with information to assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report it directly to detectives via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/Default.aspx?id=49. 

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