Police target Brothers 4 Life in Sydney gang blitz

22 November 2013 7:24 AM

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Police target Brothers 4 Life in Sydney gang blitz

Police in New South Wales have served Firearm Prohibition Orders to eight men associated with the Brothers 4 Life street gang.

So far this month, 52 people have been issued with the order as police crack down on organised crime gangs.

Anyone served with a Firearm Prohibition Order is banned from acquiring, possessing or using a firearm or ammunition.

Officers attached to Operation Talon and the South West Metro Region Enforcement Squad also issued orders to members of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang and Assyrian organised criminal networks.

The move to issue Firearm Prohibition Orders follows the state parliament's passing of the Firearms and Criminal Groups Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 earlier this month.

Under the legislation, police no longer need a warrant to stop and search people who have been issued with an order.

Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas says more Firearm Prohibition Orders will be issued in the coming months.

"Getting illegal guns, and the criminals who use them out of our communities remains the New South Wales Police Force's number one priority," he said.

"Since the new law came into effect three weeks ago, we have issued 52 new Firearm Prohibition Orders.

"If you're a criminal involved in gun crime, you can expect a knock on the door very, very soon."

Source: abc.net.au

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