17 arrested in Rebels bikies raids on Central Coast: NSW police

Police have arrested 17 people and seized drugs, cash and weapons in two days of raids on Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang on the Central Coast.

Fourteen men and three women were arrested during raids on Tuesday and Wednesday, following an investigation by Strike Force Gateley, police said.

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Bikie gang raids: 17 arrested

Drugs, cash, weapons, ammunition and reptiles are seized during raids on the Central Coast homes of alleged Rebels motorcycle gang members. Vision: NSW Police.

Of the 17 arrested, ten were members of or associated with the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang.

Those arrested ranged in age from 23 through to 52 years old.​

Police take a man into custody during a raid at Hamlyn Terrace, Wyong.
Police take a man into custody during a raid at Hamlyn Terrace, Wyong. Photo: NSW Police

More than 200 officers seized drugs, pill presses, a handgun, ammunition, cash, Rebels paraphernalia and reptiles while executing the 13 search warrants.

Strike Force Gateley was formed by detectives from the State Crime Command's Gangs Squad and Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command in January 2015 to investigate the criminal activities of Rebels bikies on the Central Coast, according to NSW Police.


More than 200 officers were involved in the operation, including strike force detectives, officers attached to the Northern Region, Public Order and Riot Squad, Polair, Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit and the Dog Unit.

Eight warrants were executed on Tuesday at homes in Lisarow, Killarney Vale, Budgewoi and The Entrance, along with two homes each at Hamlyn Terrace and Mannering Park.

A man is led away by police at Hamlyn Terrace, Wyong.
A man is led away by police at Hamlyn Terrace, Wyong. Photo: NSW Police

One warrant was also executed on a tattoo parlour at The Entrance, while a Firearms Prohibition Order search was conducted at Tumbi Umbi.

Yesterday, four further search warrants were executed at homes at Wyoming, Kangy Angy and The Entrance.

Approximately 40 taxation notices were also served.

Strike Force Gateley continues its investigation and more searches and arrests are expected, according to police.