Byford: Police seize weapons, drugs during search warrant linked to Rebels bikies

Byford: Police seize weapons, drugs during search warrant linked to Rebels bikies

POLICE seized weapons, cocaine and stolen property last week during a search warrant on a Byford property linked to the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

The search was conducted as part of investigations into an assault that occurred in Burswood on September 8 and suspected illicit drug dealing.

It resulted in the seizure of a handgun, a replica pistol and an extendable baton, 45g of cocaine and a stolen motorcycle and other property.

The assault allegedly involved members and/or associates of the Rebels and Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gangs and inquiries are continuing.

A 37-year-old man was charged with fighting in public to cause fear, act or omission causing bodily harm, steal motor vehicle and no drivers licence.

He appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court on Friday and is next due to appear on December 20.

A 27-year-old man was also charged with fighting in public to cause fear, act or omission causing bodily harm, aggravated firearm possession and possessing cocaine with intent to sell/supply, ammunition, controlled weapons and receiving and possessing stolen property.

He appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and is also next due to appear on December 20.

Gang Crime Squad detective Senior Sergeant Jason Beesley said officers would continue to disrupt the criminal activities of outlaw motorcycle gangs.

“We won’t tolerate violence, intimidation and drug dealing in our community and our officers continue to target this criminal behaviour,” he said.