‘Puppy farm, bootleg booze ring’ shut down in Bandidos raid
A Bandidos bikie clubhouse has been dismantled, where police shut down an alleged illegal puppy farm and a bootleg booze ring.
The feared police unit responsible for disrupting gang activity, Strike Force Raptor, raided the outlaw motorcycle gang clubhouse at Belgravia Road, Molong, in the state's Central West yesterday morning.
Inside the bikie stronghold, police found a mural of Ned Kelly in a motorocylce vest with Bandidos patches next to a sign saying "expect no mercy", cupcakes decorated with a skull in club colours, and a motorbike helmet emblazoned with the phrase "jail fund" across the visor.
Outside, a fire drum was stencilled with the "Bandidos OC" logo.
Strike force investigators were supported by local police, the dog squad and bomb disposal squad.
Police also seized two firearms, ammunition and a replica firearm in related searches on homes in Eurimbla and Orange.
The guns will now undergo forensic and ballistic examination.
Further inquiries will also be made into the alleged puppy farm, which consisted of a series of outdoor mesh cages with dogs.
Strike Force Raptor conducts proactive investigations and intelligence-based, high-impact policing operations to dismantle any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity impacting NSW.
As part of Strike Force Raptor's successful tactic of frustrating bikies into submission, police also handed out five traffic tickets, three red label defect notices and three consorting warnings.
Investigations under Strike Force Birrewa are continuing, and charges are expected to be laid in relation to the seized firearms.