NSW Police arrest Sydney man in his undies as he’s accused of selling gun to crime syndicate

NSW Police arrest Sydney man in his undies as he's accused of selling gun to crime syndicate 2
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Cracking the criminal undie-world: Cops drag scantily-clad man out of bed to arrest him as they smash alleged illegal gun syndicate

  • The man, 27, was dragged to a police van by officers while in his underwear 
  • He and two other men were arrested in separate 6am raids across Sydney
  • Police allege the men are members of an illegal gun selling criminal syndicate 
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A man accused of supplying illegal firearms was caught unawares as cops dragged him out of bed in his underwear to arrest him for the alleged crime. 

The 27-year-old man and two others were charged over their alleged involvement in the supply of illicit firearms, following investigations into a shooting outside a gym in Prospect, in Sydney’s west last year. 

Footage showed the man being taken into a police van by armed officers after a raid in the western Sydney suburb of Whalan. 

He was later charged with supplying a shortened firearm. 

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A 26-year-old man was also arrested at a home in Austral before being charged with several offences, while a third man, also 26, was arrested in Mt Druitt.

Police believe the men are members of a syndicate involved in sales of ammunition and prohibited firearms – including a handgun and semi-automatic rifle. 

Footage showed the man, 27, being taken into a police van by armed officers after a raid in Whalan, Sydney

Footage showed the man, 27, being taken into a police van by armed officers after a raid in Whalan, Sydney

He was later charged with supplying a shortened firearm and was also refused bail

He was later charged with supplying a shortened firearm and was also refused bail

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A 26-year-old man was arrested at a home in Austral before being charged with several offences, while the third man, also 26, was arrested in Mt Druitt

A 26-year-old man was arrested at a home in Austral before being charged with several offences, while the third man, also 26, was arrested in Mt Druitt

Police believe the men are members of a syndicate involved in sales of ammunition and prohibited firearms ¿ including a handgun and semi-automatic rifle

Police believe the men are members of a syndicate involved in sales of ammunition and prohibited firearms – including a handgun and semi-automatic rifle

All three men were refused bail to appear at court on Thursday.

Investigations under Strike Force Parbery continue, police said.

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Their arrests come after a morning shooting in Prospect, Sydney on November 29 last year. 

A number of shots were fired from a Mazda sedan at a group of four men, who were approaching the front entrance of a gym. 

One of the men – aged 33 – suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg. The others were uninjured.

The injured man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital. He has since recovered.

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The men were refused bail to appear at court on Thursday. Investigations under Strike Force Parbery continue, police say

The men were refused bail to appear at court on Thursday. Investigations under Strike Force Parbery continue, police say

Their arrests come after a morning shooting in Prospect, Sydney on November 29 last year

Their arrests come after a morning shooting in Prospect, Sydney on November 29 last year

Detectives from State Crime Command¿s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Parbery to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Parbery to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting

Armed police officers and detectives lead the almost-naked man to a waiting police van

Armed police officers and detectives lead the almost-naked man to a waiting police van

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As part of ongoing investigations, strike force detectives identified a syndicate allegedly involved in the supply of illicit firearms, including pistols and semi-automatic rifles

As part of ongoing investigations, strike force detectives identified a syndicate allegedly involved in the supply of illicit firearms, including pistols and semi-automatic rifles

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Criminal Groups Squad established Strike Force Parbery to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

So far in the investigation four men – aged between 19 and 27 – have been charged over their alleged roles in the shooting.

As part of ongoing investigations, strike force detectives also identified a syndicate allegedly involved in the supply of illicit guns, including pistols and semi-automatic rifles.

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This then led to the arrests on Thursday, with five properties raided in total, in Austral, Whalan, Mt Druitt, and Parramatta.

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