POLICE have made arrests this week in an effort to curb the recent wave of gun violence sweeping western Sydney.
On Tuesday police charged two men after an alleged shooting incident at a Merrylands apartment block.
Just after noon on April 23, shots allegedly were fired into the Oxford Street complex.
A highway patrol car pursued a vehicle which resulted in a collision on Edgar Buggy Street, Merrylands.
The occupants allegedly fled the scene and a police search of the area was unable to locate them.
Following forensic investigations, the firearm squad arrested a Guildford man, 20, and a Ryde resident, 22. Both men are alleged to have to have links to the Hells Angels.
The Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad also arrested an L-plater after a drive-by shooting in Ermington in January.
During the search of a 26-year-old woman's home, police also allegedly seized mobile phones and a small amount of drugs believed to be cannabis, ecstasy and methamphetamine.
She was charged with firing a firearm in a public place, being a learner driver unaccompanied by a driver and drug offences.
These arrests come on the back of five shootings in one night last week in Parramatta and western Sydney.
Police had success in their war against gun crime when they allegedly seized more than 200 rifles in two raids this week.
One search was of a home in Granville and the other of a storage facility in Guildford.
Officers said they located a shortened .22 calibre bolt action rifle, 51 knuckle dusters, 64 switch blades, two electric machine guns, an electric cattle prod and three Airsoft brand pistols.
Approximately $19,000 was allegedly found.
The search of the storage facility also allegedly located 162,000 cigarettes and 208 Airsoft brand pistols.