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Sydney bikie gangs raided

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Police have seized a haul of banned weapons and charged 10 people during a major crackdown on Sydney bikie gangs.

More than 600 police swarmed the city’s southwest for the three-day operation targeting the outlaw gang members, who in recent years have been linked to dozens of shootings and violent turf wars.

Police raided more than 200 homes and 50 clubhouses, businesses and properties linked to bikies between Thursday and Saturday.

They recovered an array of prohibited weapons, including nine rifles with telescopic sights, three shotguns, explosives detonators, knuckle dusters, a large knife, an extendable baton and illicit drugs.

Police also recovered stolen property and a rebirthed car – a written-off vehicle repaired with stolen parts.

Ten people were arrested and charged during the operation, including a 64-year-old man who will appear at Campbelltown Local Court on Monday.

He will face 11 firearms, drugs and stolen property charges.

“There is no place in our community for these people and their associates – we will not tolerate blatant disregard for the law and for community safety,” Assistant Commissioner Frank Mennilli said.