New evidence allegedly links bikie gang to hotel bombing

EVIDENCE linking the most notorious chapter of the Comanchero bikie gang to the bombing of a Milperra hotel and a major ice and cocaine trafficking operation has allegedly been uncovered during dawn raids.

Three high-ranking members are behind bars and five others have been arrested after gang squad detectives raided homes, businesses and the Milperra clubhouse.

Strike Force Namara was set up in January to track the criminal activities of Comanchero members after a bomb was defused at the site of the 1984 Milperra massacre.

Police will allege that one of the men arrested on Tuesday assisted with the manufacture of a bomb and gave instructions about where it should be placed.

Items seized during the raids included quantities of cocaine, "ice", MDMA and steroids, four extendable batons, numerous mobile phones, including encrypted blackberries and more than $45,000 cash.

Four registered firearms and a woman's firearms licence was suspended following the arrest of a man at a home.

Gangs Squad Commander, Detective Acting Superintendent Gavin Wood, said the operation demonstrated the NSW Police Force's commitment to targeting the criminal activities of gangs and warned further arrested were anticipated.



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