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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 6th 2009
8 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 7, 2009 MB Gang recruiting to be banned CRIMINAL bikie gangs who recruit new blood from ''feeder groups'', mainly teenagers based in Sydney's west, could be jailed for up to five years. Premier Nathan Rees said the new laws, which were introduced to State Parlia- ment on Tuesday, gave police powers to stop the gangs making money and recruiting new members. His announcement oc- curred the same day as 260 police executed 31 simul- taneous search warrants on the Lower North Shore, in- ner city and north west. The joint operation by the Gangs Squad, NSW Police, and the Australian and NSW Crime Commissions related to alleged criminal activity and seizing assets from the Hells Angels which were believed to be illegally obtained. Referring to the proposed laws, Deputy Commissioner Paul Carey said: ''There are a range of young street gangs that we know are associated with a couple of outlaw motorcycle gangs. ''They are known by vari- ous names which change from day to day. ''There are some gangs which name themselves on the internet, places such as YouTube.'' He said one of the gangs was known as the Muslim Brotherhood Movement, while the Parra Boys mem- bers were mainly from middle eastern and Pacific Islander backgrounds. He said the teenagers were drawn to the lure of being in a bikie gang and attracted to the lifestyle of drugs, money and alcohol. NEWS Home raid nets weapons, drugs CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 on the beat 1 2 The aftermath of the fire below the Strathfield unit block. Picture: PHIL BLATCH 1 A MAN and woman have been charged after police seized crossbows, guns and drugs from a North Strathfield house on Thursday. About 7am, police and customs officers executed a search warrant at the house in Beronga St. It will be alleged they located crossbows, handguns and replica firearms, as well as a quantity of drugs, including ice, cannabis and prescription pharmaceuticals. Two large plasma televisions, which are alleged to be the proceeds of crime, were also seized in the raid. A 33-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arrested at the house and taken to Burwood police station. The man was charged with 14 firearms offences, including four counts of possess- ing a prohibited weapon without a permit, three counts of not keeping a prohibited weapon safe and two counts of possessing an unregistered firearm. The woman was charged with weapons and drug offences. Both have been refused bail and were due to appear at Burwood court last Friday. 2 POLICE are appealing for information after a suspicious fire at a block of apartments in Strathfield on Friday night. About 2.45am on Saturday police and emergency services were called to the block in Mosely St at Strathfield after reports of a fire in a car park underneath. Fire Brigades officers went into the carpark and found a garage containing furniture well alight, and two cars parked nearby also on fire. Officers extinguished the fire. Police and Fire Brigades officers entered the building and evacuated 65 residents. Ambulance officers attended the scene and checked a number of residents for smoke inhalation, however no one was injured. Inquiries into the cause of the blaze continue, however it is believed the fire started in the garage and spread to two adjacent cars. The two cars and furniture inside the garage were damaged. The building also suffered some minor structural and smoke damage. Police are treating the fire as suspicious. Anyone with information about the fire is urged to contact Burwood Police on 9745 8499, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. special buys from thurs 07 may special buysTM smarter shopping aldi.com.au OPENING HOURS: See your local store or www.aldi.com.au for details. Prices are correct at time of printing and are subject to change. Produce prices valid from 05/05/09 to 11/05/09. All offers while stocks last. In the event of unexpected high demand, ALDI Stores reserves the right to limit purchases to reasonable retail quantities. ALDM3584/W19/9/A smarter shopping smarter shopping h i h h i i for this we ek´s spe cial buys visit aldi.com.au a only available from 05 -- 11 may o o o o Sweet Corn 500g $1.98 per kg Letterbox • Powder coated galvanised steel • Includes mounting pole and key lock • Size: 210(W) x 300(D) x 215mm(H) Cordless Garden Blower • Blower/Vacuum/Mulcher • 18V cordless • Includes dust bag 99c 500g now only $2999ea $79
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