POLICE | Two charged after ammunition, 30-round magazine seized after gun search across the South-West

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Two men have been charged and ammunition, a 30-round magazine, drugs and cash seized by Strike Force Raptor after an operation across the South-West, including a search of a Casula home and a Moorebank home.

As part of ongoing targeting of the illicit activities of criminal groups and to suppress violent acts, officers from the Criminal Groups Squad's Strike Force Raptor, with help from BassHill regional-enforcement squad, and investigators from Liverpool police and Bankstown police, ran the operation yesterday, Wednesday, August 21.

There were six firearm-prohibition order searches at homes at Casula and Moorebank and also BassHill, ChesterHill, CondellPark and Padstow.

During the searches, police found vials of steroids, prescription medication and a small quantity of white powder suspected to be illicit drugs at the Moorebank home and $25,000 cash at the Bass Hill home.

All items have been seized for forensic analysis.

A man, 33, was arrested at Chester Hill and taken to Bankstown police station, where he was charged with intending to pervert the course of justice. He was refused bail and was in Bankstown court yesterday.

Following further inquiries, police officers went to a home on Virtue Street at Condell Park about 2pm. A Chester Hill man, 27, was found inside and arrested in connection with an alleged home invasion at Liverpool earlier this month.

He was taken to Bankstown police station and charged with breaking and entering a house and destroying property. He was refused bail to be in Bankstown court today, Thursday, August 22.

During a subsequent search of the property, police found prescription medication, 41 rounds of pistol ammunition, a 30-round pistol magazine and 32 rounds of rifle ammunition.

Inquiries are continuing.

Strike Force Raptor was established in 2009 and conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to prevent and disrupt conflicts and dismantle organised criminal networks.

  • Anyone with information, including relevant photos and videos, that may assist Strike Force Raptor can report it directly to investigators via the Strike Force Raptor online reporting page or CrimeStoppers, 1800 333 000. Information treated in strict confidence.

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