Police arrest 700 bikies

A NSW police strike force set up to crack down on bikie gangs has arrested more than 700 people.

In its first year, Strike Force Raptor arrested 724 bikies, Police Minister Michael Daley said in a statement on Sunday.

More than 1500 charges were laid, and cash exceeding $1million confiscated by the strike force, which was set up following a fatal brawl at Sydney airport last year.

In addition, 174 guns, 3700 rounds of ammunition, 13 explosive devices, five Tasers and 87 knives had been seized.

Illicit drugs uncovered by officers attached to Strike Force Raptor include 2.2 kilograms of cannabis, 40 cannabis plants, more than 215 grams of cocaine and almost 450 ecstasy pills.

“This government and police have made it clear that they will not tolerate criminals who think they can terrorise our community,” Mr Daley said.



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