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NSW police shut down bikie clubhouse

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A bikie clubhouse set up in a NSW Central Coast factory has been shut down after police raids.

Local police and officers from Strike Force Raptor, a dedicated anti-bikies team, searched a Tea Gardens factory thought to be the clubhouse for the Comancheros’ Great Lakes chapter early on Saturday afternoon.

No one was at the clubhouse but police found items used to illegally sell alcohol.

“The clubhouse has now been dismantled with possible charges expected to be laid in the coming days,” police said.

A police spokeswoman wouldn’t say how many people were expected to be charged or what the alleged offences were.

The raid and subsequent closure of the clubhouse should “come as a strong warning” to bikies, Port Stephens police boss Superintendent Craig Rae said.

“Any such behaviour will not be tolerated and swift action will be taken by police,” he said.

It comes after a similar raid on Thursday in the NSW Hunter region, where police searched the Boolaroo clubhouse of the Life and Death bikie gang’s Newcastle chapter.