Police believe they have stopped the alleged bikie war blamed for a spate of shootings in western Sydney after making four arrests today.
Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogannis said that police had arrested four men with alleged bikie gang links, two of whom were already in custody.
He said 31 associates and members of the feuding Hells Angels and Nomads bikie gangs had been arrested in total by officers investigating the shootings.
‘‘Those shootings have stopped,’’ Superintendent Katsogannis said.
‘‘We’ll be alleging because the key players are now in custody.’’
‘‘(The bikie war) involved individuals doing what we call ‘patching’ over from one group to another, which certainly ruffled a few feathers from one of the groups.’’
Police searched a Northmead home early this morning and seized clothing and other items as evidence linked to the shooting and brawl at the Albion Hotel on July 13.
Police had not laid charges over the incident but put out an arrest warrant for the suspect.
A 21-year-old Hells Angels associate was charged with firing a gun at a home and will face Parramatta Local Court on August 30. He will remain in custody in relation to other matters.
A 30-year-old former high-ranking Nomads member was charged with shooting at homes in Granville and Baulkham Hills.
He was refused bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court today (Thursday, August 16).
A 31-year-old former Nomads member was charged with suppling a prohibited drug.
Police will allege they located a large amount of the drug Ecstasy at a search warrant at the man’s home on July 11.
he was granted bail to appear at Blacktown Local Court on September 6.
A 26-year-old former Nomads member was charged with suppling a prohibited drug and suppling a restricted substance.
Police will allege they uncovered a large amount of the drug “ice” and smaller quantities of steroids at the man’s home on July 11.
He was due to face Blacktown Local Court today.