8 CHARGED OVER DRUG AND WEAPON OFFENCES ACROSS NORTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES

Eight men have been charged with drug and weapon offences, during a police operation targeting the Bandidos Outlaw Bikie Gang on the Mid-North Coast.

Just before 6am on Tuesday, officers arrested a Thornton man over the alleged assault of another man.

They also seized more than $12,000 in cash, a mobile phone, prescription drugs and a modified weapon.

The 33-year-old faced Maitland Local Court today.

Police also arrested two men in Wauchope, and seized weapons, prohibited drugs and Bandidos clothing.

Just before 6.30 am on the same day, officers searched a South West Rocks property, where a ballistic vest, OMCG clothing, cash and prohibited drugs were seized.

A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged – he’ll face Kempsey Local Court on November 8.

Just after midday on Tuesday, police searched a Port Macquarie house and took two poker machines, Bandidos supporter clothing, belt buckles and cash.

Just before 8am today, police arrested a 34-year-old man, after searching a house in West Kempsey and seized two gel blasters and 12 packets of gel balls located in a bedroom.

He’ll also face Kempsey Local Court on November 8.

More arrests are expected.