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Ex-Sydney Bikie Charged With Illegal Possession Of Crocodile

A former Finks outlaw motorcycle gang member has been charged over the alleged possession of an unlicensed crocodile and stolen property in Sydney’s west.

As part of ongoing targeting of the illicit activities of OMCG, Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor executed a search warrant at a home in Colebee on Friday 22 February 2019.

During the search, investigators located cash, a Mercedes Benz sedan with Victorian numberplates, two Yamaha trail motorcycles, a jet ski and trailer, all believed to have been stolen.

These items were seized and underwent forensic examination.

Investigators also located a freshwater crocodile, which was seized as the residents did not hold a Wildlife Exhibitors Licence.

Following further inquiries, Strike Force Raptor arrested a 24-year-old man at the Colebee home.

He was taken to Riverstone Police Station and charged with four counts of dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime, two counts of possess motor vehicle or vessel where unique identifier has been interfered with, and dealing in protected animals.

The man, who is a former member of the Finks OMCG, was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Monday 29 April 2019.

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 any network engaged in serious organised criminal activity.

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: police.nsw.gov.au or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information provided to investigators will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

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