Police seize firearms, cash during two-day operation

Police have charged 115 people during a two-day operation targeting members, staff and supporters of organized criminal networks across Sydney.

The operation started at 06.00 Thursday and ended at. 02.00 yesterday.

During the operation, police allegedly seized 18 firearms, 672 cartridges of ammunition, nearly $ 100,000 in cash.

Police have charged 115 people during a two-day operation targeting members, staff and supporters of organized criminal networks across Sydney.
Police have charged 115 people during a two-day operation targeting members, staff and supporters of organized criminal networks across Sydney. (File)

Officers also seized a number of banned substances, including methylamphetamine (ice), MDMA, gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and cannabis, with a total estimated potential street value of more than $ 1.2 million.

“In total, police carried out 66 firearms ban searches and crime scene orders, and charged 115 people for a total of 292 offenses,” NSW police said.

Police said they also conducted more than 450 bail compliance checks and nearly 200 company inspections throughout the operation.

Operation Hawk 2022 is a high-visibility police strategy designed to disrupt organized criminal networks, including illegal motorcycle gangs.

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