HUNTER POLICE SEIZE WEAPONS FROM AN ALLEGED FINKS ASSOCIATE

A Finks outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) associate has been refused bail.

It comes two years after Strike Force Raptor police raided a home near Newcastle, seizing a pistol, firearm parts and ammunition.

The weapons, which included a pistol, two sling shots, ammunition, and firearm parts including a trigger mechanism, suppressor, rifle bolt and shortened barrel were taken from a home in Maryland on May 17, 2017.

Each item has been forensically examined by specialist police, resulting in the arrest of a 21-year-old man outside Maitland courthouse on Tuesday.

The man was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with possess unauthorised firearm, possess unauthorised prohibited firearm, and two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He’s due to face Maitland local court on Wednesday.